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The $10K Per Ounce Figure


wealthymattersGold bugs tend to get long term trends right.

They however routinely make the mistake of thinking that others are as cautious, prudent and willing to err on the side of caution as they themselves.

Most of the world is not.

So their scenarios tend to pan out, but not before may others have been acclaimed right and then proven wrong by time.

Read what Jim has to say and think about it if ever you are contemplating getting rid of old gold stocks and going gold free. But don’t waited with baited breath to realize such prices either.

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Cost Of Mining Gold


With all the talk of returning to a gold standard in some or other way, do take a look at the gold production cost in the US.

Then you will get the Buffett wisdom of not betting against the US.

Not to say that other countries challenging the US for pole position won’t provide good opportunities for agile people to make money.

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The Evolution Of Money


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The Pros And Cons Of The Gold Standard


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The 500 per cent rise in the gold price since April 2001 prompted gold bugs to speculate about a new age of gold

Return Of The Barbarous Relic

Despite Gold’s Rising Popularity, Central Reserves To Continue Using Paper Money

John Milton wrote, “Time will run back and fetch the age of gold.” In the 19th and early 20th centuries, gold played a key role in international monetary transactions. The gold standard was used to back currencies, values were determined by its fixed relationship to gold and the precious metal was used to settle international accounts. Imbalances ininternational trade were settled by physical transfers of gold bullion. Read more of this post

The Story Of The Most Expensive Coin In The World


wealthymatters.comIn 1933, the President of the United States of America, Franklin D. Roosevelt stopped the coinage of gold and made it illegal to own the metal (although coin collectors could retain their pieces). With one exception, no 1933 double eagles were ever legally released, although some were stolen from the government, and over the years several were recovered.

In the summer of 2002, a 1933 Double Eagle was auctioned off for $7,590,020 , which shattered the old record of $4,140,000 paid at a public auction for an 1804 silver dollar. This piece is unique as the only 1933 double eagle the U.S. government has deemed legal for its citizens to own (having been negotiated as such through terms of a U.S. treaty with a foreign government). Even illegal instances of the 1933 double eagle would be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, but it would be illegal for a U.S. coin dealer to broker a deal with one of these coins. There is no other date of St. Gaudens double eagle that is worth a significant fraction of this extraordinary coin. In fact, a complete uncirculated set of all other St. Gaudens double eagles could be put together for just over three million dollars (less than half the price paid for the 1933), including the extremely rare, ultra-high relief, proof pattern. Without the rare pattern, the set would be less than $ 750,000. Read more of this post

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