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222 Years Of Gold, Wars, Inflation, Economies, And Presidents

Zero Hedge [1]
June 16, 2013

Whether as the basis for the monetary unit of a country, or in its role in comparison to the currency of other assets, the price of gold has long been a subject of great interest to both the scholar and the general public. MeasuringWorth has [2] created a multi-century time series of the barbarous relic’s USD price. From the penny, the crown, the rose ryal, the guinea and the sovereign coin, the question of “what was the price then” is answered combining a number of sources and Visualizing Economics compares [3] the ‘real’ price of gold since 1791 to GDP, wars, US presidents, and inflation…


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