Real Gold Price since 1791

Gold, as a monetary unit or in its role in the comparison to the currency of other assets, the price of gold has long been a subject of great interest. Visualizing Economics compares the ‘real’ price of gold since 1791 to GDP, wars, US presidents, and inflation. Whether you think it’s a barbarous relic, just a shiny metal or actual money, its been around and will continue long after we have departed. I believe once this fiat experiment has run its course either by default, hyperinflation or both, a return to gold and silver as ‘money’ is inevitable.

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