Gold Facts, Goldsmithing & Gold Prices


Gold was the first metal widely known to our species. When thinking about the historical progress of technology, we consider the development of iron and copper-working as the greatest contributions to our species' economic and cultural progress - but gold came first. Gold is the easiest of the metals to work. It occurs in a virtually pure and workable state, whereas most other metals tend to be found in ore-bodies that pose some difficulty in smelting. Gold's early uses were no doubt ornamental, and its brilliance and permanence (it neither corrodes nor tarnishes) linked it to deities and royalty in early civilizations .

Gold Facts

  • The chemical symbol for gold is Au.
  • Gold’s atomic number is 79 and its atomic weight  is 196.967.
  • Gold melts at 1064.43° Centigrade
  • The specific gravity of gold is 19.3, meaning gold  weighs 19.3 times more than an equal volume of  water.

Weight Equivalents

  • 1 troy ounce = 1,097 ordinary ounces
  • 1 troy ounce = 480 grains
  • 1 troy ounce = 31.1 grams
  • 1000 troy ounces = 31.3 kilograms
  • 1 gram = .03215 troy ounces
  • 1 kilogram = 32.15 troy ounces
  • 1 tonne = 32.150 troy ounces
  • 1 ordinary ounce = .9115 troy ounces
  • 1 ordinary pound = 14.58 troy ounces

Percent Gold = European System = Karat System

  • 100 % = 1000 fine = 24 karat
  • 91.7 % = 917 fine = 22 karat
  • 75.0 % = 750 fine = 18 karat
  • 58.5 % = 585 fine = 14 karat 41.6 % = 416 fine = 10 karat

Gold History

Gold has a long and complex history. From gold’s first discovery, it has symbolized wealth and guaranteed power. Gold has caused obsession in men and nations, destroyed some cultures and gave power to others. Archaeological digs suggest the use of Gold began in the Middle East where the first known civilizations began. The oldest pieces of gold jewelry, Egyptian jewelry, were found in the tomb of Queen Zer and of Queen Pu-abi of Ur in Sumeria and are the oldest examples found of any kind of jewelry in a find from the third millennium BC. Over the centuries, most of the Egyptian tombs were raided, but the tomb of Tutankhamen was discovered undisturbed by modern archaeologists. Inside, the largest collection of gold and jewelry in the world was found and included a gold coffin whose quality showed the advanced state of Egyptian craftsmanship and goldworking (second millennium BC).

The Persian Empire, in what is now Iran, made frequent use of Gold in artwork as part of the religion of Zoroastrianism. Persian goldwork is most famous for its animal art, which was modified after the Arabs conquered the area in the 7th century AD.

When Rome began to flourish, the city attracted talented Gold artisans who created gold jewelry of wide variety. The use of gold in Rome later expanded into household items and furniture in the homes of the higher classes. By the third century AD, the citizens of Rome wore necklaces that contained coins with the image of the emperor. As Christianity spread through the European continent, Europeans ceased burying their dead with their jewelry. As a result, few gold items survive from the Middle Ages, except those of royalty and from church hoards.

In the Americas, the skill of Pre-Columbian cultures in the use of Gold was highly advanced long before the arrival of the Spanish. Indian goldsmiths had mastered most of the techniques known by their European contemporaries when the Spanish arrived. They were adept at filigree, granulation, pressing and hammering, inlay and lost-wax methods. The Spanish conquerors melted down most of the gold that they took from the peoples of this region and most of the remaining examples have come from modern excavations of grave sites. The greatest deposits of gold from these times were in the Andes and in Columbia.

During the frontier days of the United States news of the discovery of gold in a region could result in thousands of new settlers, many risking their lives to find gold. Gold rushes occurred in many of the Western States, the most famous occurring in California at Sutter’s Mill in 1848. Elsewhere, gold rushes happened in Australia in 1851, South Africa in 1884 and Canada in 1897. 

The rise of a gold standard was meant to stabilize the global economy, dictating that a nation must limit its issued currency to the amount of gold it held in reserve. Great Britain was the first to adopt the gold standard in 1821, followed, in the 1870s, by the rest of Europe. The system remained in effect until the end of the first world war, after which the US was the only country still honoring the Gold Standard. After the war, other countries were allowed to keep reserves of major currencies instead of gold. The arrival of the great depression marked the end of the U.S. export of gold in the 1930s. By the mid 20th century, the US dollar had replaced gold in international trade.

Gold History Chronology

4000 B.C.

  • A culture, centered in what is today Eastern Europe, begins to use gold to fashion decorative objects. The gold was probably mined in the Transylvanian Alps or the Mount Pangaion area in Thrace.

3000 B.C.

  • The Sumer civilization of southern Iraq uses gold to create a wide range of jewelry, often using sophisticated and varied styles still worn today.

2500 B.C.

  • Gold jewelry is buried in the Tomb of Djer, king of the First Egyptian Dynasty, at Abydos, Egypt.

1500 B.C.

  • The immense gold-bearing regions of Nubia make Egypt a wealthy nation, as gold becomes the recognized standard medium of exchange for international trade. The Shekel, a coin originally weighing 11.3 grams of gold, becomes a standard unit of measure in the Middle East. It contained a naturally occurring alloy called electrum that was approximately two-thirds gold and one-third silver.

1350 B.C.

  • The Babylonians begin to use fire assay to test the purity of gold.

1200 B.C.

  • The Egyptians master the art of beating gold into leafto extend its use, as well as alloying it with other metals for hardness and color variations. They also start casting gold using the lost-wax technique that today is still at the heart of jewelry making. Unshorn sheepskin is used to recover gold dust from river sands on the eastern shores of the Black Sea. After slucing the sands through the sheepskins, they are dried and shaken out to dislodge the gold particles. The practice is most likely the inspiration for the
    “Golden Fleece”.

1091 B.C.

  • Little squares of gold are legalized in China as a form of money.

560 B.C.

  • The first coins made purely from gold are minted in Lydia, a kingdom of Asia Minor.

344 B.C.

  • Alexander the Great crosses the Hellespont with 40,000 men, beginning one of the most extraordinary campaigns in military history and seizing vast quantities of gold from the Persian Empire.

300 B.C.

  • Greeks and Jews of ancient Alexandria begin to practice alchemy, the quest of turning base metals into gold. The search reaches its pinnacle from the late Dark Ages through the Renaissance.

202 B.C.

  • During the second Punic War with Carthage, the Romans gain access to the gold mining region of Spain and recover gold through stream gravels and hardrock mining.

58 B.C.

  • After a victorious campaign in Gaul, Julius Caesar brings back enough gold to give 200
    coins to each of his soldiers and repay all of Rome’s debts.

50 B.C.

  • Romans begin issuing a gold coin called the Aureus.

476 A.D.

  • The Goths depose Emperor Romulas Augustus, marking the fall of the Roman Empire.

600 A.D. – 699 A.D.

  • The Byzantine Empire resumes gold mining in central Europe and France, an area untouched since the fall of the Roman Empire.

742 A.D. – 814 A.D.

  • Charlemagne overruns the Avars and plunders their vast quantities of gold, making it possible for him to take control over much of western Europe.

1066 A.D.

  • With the Norman conquest, a metallic currency standard is finally re-established in Great Britain with  the introduction of a system of pounds, shillings, and pence. The pound is literally a pound of sterling silver.

1250 A.D. – 1299 A.D.

  • Marco Polo writes of his travels to the Far East, where the “gold wealth was almost unlimited.”

1284 A.D.

  • Venice introduces the gold Ducat, which soon becomes the most popular coin in the world and remains so for more than five centuries.

1284 A.D.

  • Great Britain issues its first major gold coin, the  Florin. This is followed shortly by the Noble,  and later by the Angel, Crown, and Guinea.

1377 A.D.

  • Great Britain shifts to a monetary system based  on gold and silver.

1511 A.D.

  • King Ferdinand of Spain says to explorers, “Get gold, humanely if you can, but all hazards, get gold,” launching massive expeditions to the newly discovered lands of the Western Hemisphere.

1556 A.D.

  • Georgius Agricola publishes De re Metallica, which describes the fire assay of gold during the Middle Ages.

1700 A.D.

  • Gold is discovered in Brazil, which becomes the largest producer of gold by 1720, with nearly two-thirds of the world’s output. Isaac Newton, as Master of the Mint, fixes the price  of gold in Great Britain at 84 shillings, 11 & ½ pence per troy ounce. The Royal Commission, composed of Newton, John Locke, and Lord Somers, recommends a recall of all old currency, issuance of new specie with gold/silver ratio of 16-to-1. The gold price thus established in Great Britain lasted for over 200 years.

1744 A.D.

  • The resurgence of gold mining in Russia begins with the discovery of a quartz outcrop in Ekaterinburg.

1787 A.D.

  • First U.S. gold coin is struck by Ephraim Brasher, a goldsmith.

1792 A.D.

  • The Coinage Act places the United States on a bimetallic silver-gold standard, and defines the U.S. dollar as equivalent to 24.75 grains of fine gold and 371.25 grains of fine silver.

1799 A.D.

  • A 17-pound gold nugget is found in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, the first documented gold discovery in the United States

1803 A.D.

  • Gold is discovered at Little Meadow Creek, North Carolina, sparking the first U.S. gold rush.

1804 A.D. – 1828 A.D.

  • North Carolina supplies all the domestic gold coined by the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia for currency.

1816 A.D.

  • Great Britain officially ties the pound to a specific quantity of gold at which British currency is convertible.

1817 A.D.

  • Britain introduces the Sovereign, a small gold coin  valued at one pound sterling 

1830 A.D.

  • Heinrich G. Kuhn announces his discovery of the formula for fired-on Glanz (bright) Gold. It makes Meissen gold-decorated china world famous.

1837 A.D.

  • The weight of gold in the U.S. dollar is lessened to 23.22 grains so that one fine troy ounce of gold is valued at $20.67.

1848 A.D.

  • John Marshall finds flakes of gold while building a sawmill for John Sutter near Sacramento, California, triggering the California Gold Rush and hastening the settlement of the American West.

1850 A.D.

  • Edward Hammong Hargraves, returning to Australia from California, predicts he will find gold in his home country in one week. He discovered gold in New South Wales within one week of landing.

1859 A.D.

  • Comstock lode of gold and silver is struck in Nevada. 

1862 A.D.

  • Latin Monetary Union is established setting fineness, weight, size, and denomination of silver and gold coins of France, Italy, Belgium and Switzerland (and Greece in 1868) and obligating all to accept each other’s current gold and silver coins as full legal  tender.

1868 A.D.

  • George Harrison, while digging up stones to build a house, discovers gold in South Africa – since then, the source of nearly 40% of all gold ever mined.

1873 A.D. 

  • As a result of ongoing revisions to minting and coinage laws, silver is eliminated as a standard of value, and the United States goes on an unofficial gold standard.

1887 A.D.

  • A British patent is issued to John Steward MacArthur for the cyanidation process for recovering gold from ore. The process results in a doubling of world gold output over the next twenty years.

1896 A.D.

  • William Jennings Bryan delivers his famous “Cross of Gold” speech at the Democratic national convention, urging a return to bimetallism. The speech gains him the party’s presidential nomination, but he loses in the general election to William McKinley.

1898 A.D.

  • Two prospectors discover gold while fishing in Klondike, Alaska, spawning the last gold rush of the century.

1900 A.D.

  • The Gold Standard Act places the United States officially on the gold standard, committing the United States to maintain a fixed exchange rate in relation to other countries on the gold standard.

1903 A.D.

  • The Engelhard Corporation introduces an organic medium to print gold on surfaces. First used for decoration, the medium becomes the foundation for microcircuit printing technology.

1913 A.D.

  • Federal Reserve Act specifies that Federal Reserve Notes be backed 40% in gold.

1914 A.D. – 1919 A.D.

  • A strict gold standard is suspended by several countries, including United States and Great Britain , during World War I.

1925 A.D.

  • Great Britain returns to a gold bullion standard, with currency redeemable for 400-ounce gold bullion bars but no circulation of gold coins.

1927 A.D.

  • An extensive medical study conducted in France proves gold to be valuable in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. 

1931 A.D.

  • Great Britain abandons the gold bullion standard.

1933 A.D.

  • To alleviate the banking panic, President Franklin D. Roosevelt prohibits private holdings of all gold coins, bullion, and certificates.

1934 A.D.

  • The Gold Reserve Act of 1934 gives the government the permanent title to all monetary gold and halts the minting of gold coins. It also allows gold certificates to be held only by the Federal Reserve Banks, putting the U.S. on a limited gold bullion standard, under which redemption in gold is restricted to dollars held by foreign central banks and licensed private users.
    President Roosevelt reduces the dollar by increasing the price of gold to $35 per ounce.

1935 A.D.

  • Western Electric Alloy #1 (69% gold, 25% silver, and 6% platinum) finds universal use in all switching contacts for AT&T telecommunications equipment.

1937 A.D.

  • The bullion depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky, is opened.

1942 A.D.

  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt issues a presidential edict closing all U.S. gold mines.

1944 A.D.

  • The Bretton Woods agreement, ratified by the U.S. Congress in 1945, establishes a gold exchange standard and two new international organizations, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. The new standard involves setting par values for currencies in terms of gold and the obligation of member countries to convert foreign official holdings
    of their currencies into gold at these par values.

1945 A.D.

  • Gold-backing of Federal Reserve Notes is reduced by 25.5%

1947 A.D.

  • The first transistor is assembled at AT&T Bell Laboratories. The device uses gold contacts pressed into a germanium surface.

1954 A.D.

  • London gold market, closed early in World War II, reopens.

1960 A.D.

  • AT&T Bell Laboratories is granted the first patent for the invention of the laser. The device uses carefully positioned gold-coated mirrors to maximize infrared reflection into the lasing crystal. The European Rheumatism Council confirms intravenously administered gold is an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.

1961 A.D.

  • Americans are forbidden to own gold abroad as well as at home. The central banks of Belgium, France, Italy, the
    Netherlands, Switzerland, West Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States form the London Gold Pool and agree to buy and sell at $35.0875 per ounce.

1965 A.D.

  • Col. Edward White makes the first space walk during the Gemini IV mission, using a gold-coated visor to protect his eyes from direct sunlight. Gold-coated visors remain a standard safety feature for astronaut excursions.

1967 A.D.

  • South Africa produces the first Krugerrand. This 1ounce bullion coin becomes a favorite of individual investors around the world.

1968 A.D.

  • London Gold Market closes for two weeks after a sudden surge in the demand for gold.The governors of the central banks in the gold pool announce they will no longer buy and sell gold in the private market. A two-tier pricing system emerges: official transactions between monetary authorities are to be conducted at an unchanged price of $35 per fine troy ounce, and other transactions are to be conducted at a fluctuating free-market price. U.S. Mint terminates policy of buying gold from and
    selling gold to those licensed by the U.S. Treasury to hold gold. Gold-backing of Federal Reserve Notes is eliminated.Intel introduces a microchip with 1,024 transistors interconnected with invisibly small gold circuits.

1970 A.D.

  • The charge-coupled device is invented at Bell Telephone Laboratories. First used to record the faint light from stars, the device, which uses gold to collect the electrons generated by light, eventually is used in hundreds of civilian and military devices, including home video cameras.

1971 A.D.

  • On August 15, U.S. terminates all gold sales or purchases, thereby ending conversion of foreign officially held dollars into gold; in December, under the Smithsonian Agreement signed in Washington, U.S. devalues the dollar by raisin g the official dollar price of gold to $38 per fine troy ounce. The colloidal gold marker system is introduced by Amersham Corporation of Illinois. Tin y spheres of gold are used in health research laboratories worldwide to mark or tag specific proteins to reveal their function in the human body for the treatment of disease.

1973 A.D.

  • On February 13, U.S. devalues the dollar again and announces it will raise the official dollar price of gold to $42.22 per fine troy ounce. Dollar-selling continues, and finally all currencies are allowed to “float” freely, without regard to the price of gold. By June, the market price in London has risen to more than $120 per ounce. Japan lifts prohibition on imports of gold.

1974 A.D.

  • Americans permitted to own gold, other than just jewelry, as of December 31.

1975 A.D.

  • The U.S. Treasury holds a series of auctions at which is accepts bids for gold in the form of 400-ounce bars. In January, 754,000 troy ounces are sold and another 499,500 more in June.

1975 A.D.

  • Trading in gold for future delivery begins on New York’s Commodity Exchange and on Chicago’s International Monetary Market and Board of Trade. The Krugerrand is launched on to the U.S. Market.

1976 A.D.

  • The Gold Institute is established to promote the common business interests of the gold industry by providing statistical data and other relevant information to its members, the media, and the public, while also acting as an industry spokesperson.

1976 A.D. – 1980 A.D.

  • IMF sells one-third of its gold holdings, 25 million troy ounces to IMF members at SDR 35/ounce in proportion to members’ shares of quotas on August 31, 1975, and 25 million troy ounces at a series of public auctions for the benefit of developing member countries. U.S. Treasury sells 15.8 million troy ounces of gold to strengthen the U.S. trade balance.

1978 A.D.

  • Amended IMF articles are adopted, abolishing the official IMF price of gold, gold convertibility and maintenance of gold value obligations; gold is eliminated as a significant instrument in IMF transactions with members; and the IMF is empowered to dispose of its large gold holdings. By Act of Congress, the U.S. abolishes the official price of gold. Member governments are free to buy and sell gold in private markets.

1978 A.D.

  • A weak U.S. dollar propels interest in gold, aided by such events as the U.S. recognition of Communist China, events in Iran and Sino-Vietnamese border disturbances. U.S. Congress passes the American Arts Gold Medallion Act, representing the first official issue of a gold piece for sale to individuals in almost half a century. Japan lifts ban on gold exports, touching off a “gold rush” among investors who can sell as well as buy.

1979 A.D.

  • The Canadian 1-ounce Maple Leaf is introduced.

1980 A.D.

  • Gold reaches intra-day historic high of $870 on January 21 in New York and by year-end closes at $591.

1981 A.D.

  • Treasury Secretary Donald Regan announces the formation of a Gold Commission “to assess and make recommendations with regard to the policy of the U.S. government concerning the role of gold in domestic and international monetary systems.”The first space shuttle is launched, using gold-coated impellers in its liquid hydrogen fuel pump.

1982 A.D.

  • Congress passes Olympic Commemorative Coin Act, which includes issuing the first legal tender U.S. gold coin since 1933.

1982 A.D.

  • U.S. Gold Commission report recommends no new monetary role for gold, but supports a U.S. gold bullion coin.
    New gold deposits are discovered in North America and Australia. Canada introduces the fractional Maple Leaf coins in
    sizes of 1/4 ounce and 1/10 ounce. China introduces the Panda bullion coin.

1986 A.D.

  • The first new gold jewelry alloy this century, 990Gold (1% titanium) is introduced to meet the need for an improved durability of 99% pure gold traditionally manufactured in Hong Kong. The very malleable alloy is easily worked into intricate design, but can be converted into a hard, durable alloy by simply heating it in an oven. The American Eagle Gold Bullion Coin is introduced by the U.S. Mint. Treasury resumes purchases of newly mined gold. Goldcorp Australia issues the Nugget gold bullion coin. Gold-coated compact discs are introduced. The gold-coated discs provide perfection of reflective surfaces, eliminate pinholes common to aluminum surfaces, and exclude any possibility of oxidative deterioration of the surfaces.

1987 A.D.

  • British Royal Mint introduces the Britannia Gold Bullion Coin. World stock markets suffer sharp reversal on October
    19; volatile investment markets increase gold trading activity. The World Gold Council is established to sustain and develop demand for the end uses of gold.

1988 A.D.

  • The international media report huge gold purchases by a “mystery” buyer, later reveled to be the Japanese government in preparation for the minting of a major commemorative coin. This coin, honoring the sixtieth anniversary of Emperor Hirohito’s reign, is issued in November.

1989 A.D.

  • Austria introduces the Philharmoniker bullion coin.

1990 A.D.

  • United States becomes the world’s second largest gold producing nation.

1992 A.D.

  • World Gold Council introduces the Gold Mark as an international identification mark for gold jewelry.

1993 A.D.

Germany lifts its value added tax restrictions on financial gold, causing a resurgence of private demand
of gold. India and Turkey liberalize their gold markets.

1994 A.D.

  • Russia formally establishes a domestic gold market

1996 A.D.

  • The Mars Global Surveyor is launched with an onboard gold-coated parabolic telescope-mirror that will generate a detailed map of the entire Martian surface
    over a two-year period.

1997 A.D.

  • Congress passes Taxpayers Relief Act, allowing US Individual Retirement Account holders to buy gold bullion coins and bars for their accounts as long as they are of a fineness equal to, or exceeding, 99.5% percent gold.

1999 A.D.

  • The Euro, a pan-European currency, is introduced, backed by a new European Central Bank holding 15% of its reserves in gold.

2000 A.D.

  • Astronomers at the Keck Observatory in Hawaii use the giant gold-coated mirrors of the most detailed images of Neptune and Uranus ever captured.

2002 A.D.

  • The Gold Institute’s Board of Directors votes to dissolve the association and consolidate its activities within the National Mining Association, effective January 1, 2003. The decision was made against the backdrop of consolidation in the gold sector and changes in the general business climate.


  • National Mining Association
  • Northwest Territorial Mint
  • Aron/Goldman Sachs & Company
  • Gold Fields Minerals Services
  • The Gold Information Center
  • The Gold Institute (former)
  • The Mentor
  • The Money Encyclopedia
  • United States Bureau of Mines
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  • Gold – An Illustrated History, Vincent Buranelli, 1979.
  • The Story of Civilization, Will Durant, 1954.
  • Life in Ancient Egypt, Adolf Erman, 1971.
  • The Gold Companion, Timothy Green, 1993.
  • World of Gold, Timothy Green, 1991.
  • Love of Gold, Emily Hahn, 1980.
  • Archaic & Classical Greek Coins, Colin N. Kraay, 1976.
  • Gold Fever, Kenneth J. Kutz, 1987.
  • Your Gold and Silver, Henry A. Merton, 1981.
  • Gold Institute (former) website, 2004


Gold Prices 2010 to the Present

as of Feb 6/12 $1,721.63
2011 $1,571.52
2010 $1,224.53

Gold Prices 2009 to 1980

2009 $972.35 1999 $290.25 1989 $401.00
2008 $871.96 1998 $288.70 1988 $410.15
2007 $695.39 1997 $287.05 1987 $486.50
2006 $603.46 1996 $369.00 1986 $390.90
2005 $444.74 1995 $387.00 1985 $327.00
2004 $409.72 1994 $383.25 1984 $309.00
2003 $363.38 1993 $391.75 1983 $380.00
2002 $309.73 1992 $333.00 1982 $447.00
2001 $271.04 1991 $353.15 1981 $400.00
2000 $279.11 1990 $386.20 1980 $594.90

Gold Prices 1979 to 1950

1979 $459.00 1969 $41.00 1959 $45.25
1978 $208.10 1968 $43.50 1958 $35.25
1977 $161.10 1967 $35.50 1957 $35.25
1976 $133.77 1966 $35.40 1956 $35.20
1975 $139.29 1965 $35.50 1955 $35.15
1974 $183.77 1964 $35.35 1954 $35.25
1973 $106.48 1963 $35.25 1953 $35.50
1972 $63.84 1962 $35.35 1952 $38.70
1971 $44.60 1961 $35.50 1951 $40.00
1970 $38.90 1960 $36.50 1950 $40.25

Gold Prices 1949 to 1920

1949 $40.50 1939 $35.00 1929 $20.67
1948 $42.00 1938 $35.00 1928 $20.67
1947 $43.00 1937 $35.00 1927 $20.67
1946 $38.25 1936 $35.00 1926 $20.67
1945 $37.25 1935 $35.00 1925 $20.67
1944 $36.25 1934 $35.00 1924 $20.67
1943 $36.50 1933 $32.32 1923 $20.67
1942 $35.50 1932 $20.67 1922 $20.67
1941 $35.50 1931 $20.67 1921 $20.67
1940 $34.50 1930 $20.67 1920 $20.67

Gold Prices 1919 to 1890

1919 $20.67 1909 $20.67 1899 $20.67
1918 $20.67 1908 $20.67 1898 $20.67
1917 $20.67 1907 $20.67 1897 $20.67
1916 $20.67 1906 $20.67 1896 $20.67
1915 $20.67 1905 $20.67 1895 $20.67
1914 $20.67 1904 $20.67 1894 $20.67
1913 $20.67 1903 $20.67 1893 $20.67
1912 $20.67 1902 $20.67 1892 $20.67
1911 $20.67 1901 $20.67 1891 $20.67
1910 $20.67 1900 $20.67 1890 $20.67

Gold Prices 1889 to 1860

1889 $20.67 1879 $20.67 1869 $25.11
1888 $20.67 1878 $20.69 1868 $27.95
1887 $20.67 1877 $21.25 1867 $27.86
1886 $20.67 1876 $22.30 1866 $28.26
1885 $20.67 1875 $23.54 1865 $30.22
1884 $20.67 1874 $23.09 1864 $47.02
1883 $20.67 1873 $22.74 1863 $31.23
1882 $20.67 1872 $23.19 1862 $27.35
1881 $20.67 1871 $22.59 1861 $20.67
1880 $20.67 1870 $22.88 1860 $20.67

Gold Prices 1859 to 1830

1859 $20.67 1849 $20.67 1839 $20.73
1858 $20.67 1848 $20.67 1838 $20.73
1857 $20.71 1847 $20.67 1837 $21.60
1856 $20.67 1846 $20.67 1836 $20.69
1855 $20.67 1845 $20.67 1835 $20.69
1854 $20.67 1844 $20.67 1834 $20.69
1853 $20.67 1943 $20.67 1833 $19.39
1852 $20.67 1842 $20.69 1832 $19.39
1851 $20.67 1841 $20.67 1831 $19.39
1850 $20.67 1840 $20.73 1830 $19.39

Gold Prices 1829 to 1800

1829 $19.39 1819 $19.39 1809 $19.39
1828 $19.39 1818 $19.39 1808 $19.39
1827 $19.39 1817 $19.39 1807 $19.39
1826 $19.39 1816 $19.84 1806 $19.39
1825 $19.39 1815 $22.16 1805 $19.39
1824 $19.39 1814 $21.79 1804 $19.39
1823 $19.39 1813 $19.39 1803 $19.39
1822 $19.39 1812 $19.39 1802 $19.39
1821 $19.39 1811 $19.39 1801 $19.39
1820 $19.39 1810 $19.39 1800 $19.39

Gold Prices 1799 to 1793

1799 $19.39
1798 $19.39
1797 $19.39
1796 $19.39
1795 $19.39
1794 $19.39
1793 $19.39


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