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Historically, the value of gold was rooted in its relative rarity,  easy handling and minting, easy smelting and fabrication, resistance to corrosion and other chemical reactions ( nobility ) and its distinctive color.  As a precious metal , gold has been used for coinage , jewelry , and other arts throughout recorded history. In the past, a gold standard was often implemented as a monetary policy , but gold coins ceased to be minted as a circulating currency in the 1930s, and the world gold standard was abandoned for a fiat currency system after 1976.
"Gold" is cognate with similar words in many Germanic languages , deriving via Proto-Germanic * gulþą from Proto-Indo-European * ǵʰelh₃- ("to shine, to gleam; to be yellow or green").  
The symbol Au is from the Latin : aurum , the Latin word for "gold".  The Proto-Indo-European ancestor of aurum was *h₂é-h₂us-o- , meaning "glow". This word is derived from the same root (Proto-Indo-European *h₂u̯es- "to dawn") as *h₂éu̯sōs , the ancestor of the Latin word Aurora , "dawn".  This etymological relationship is presumably behind the frequent claim in scientific publications that aurum meant "shining dawn".