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How can I view historical gold prices?

The chart at the top of the page allows you to view historical gold prices going back over 40 years. You can view these gold prices in varying currencies as well, seeing how it has performed over a long period of time. Depending on the currencies being used, you may find a better long term value.

How did the price of gold change during the Great Depression?

During the Great Depression (roughly 1929–1935), the price of an ounce of gold rose from just under $21 to $35, a 67% increase. Changes in the price of gold have been caused in part by the following notable events:

What happened to gold in the 1970s?

This all led to a surge in gold prices in the 1970s, reaching a record high of around $665 in January 1980. Gold reached a local low of about $253 per ounce in 1999. This resulted from the strong performance of the U.S. economy and the U.S. dollar, which reduced the appeal of gold as an alternative investment.

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