Gold - Visualized in Bullion Bars

There's surprisingly little Gold in the world & this infographic shows all the Gold ever mined.
In this Gold infographic everything is calculated with Gold price at $2000/oz.
When Gold reaches $3110/oz, 1 oz of Gold & a $100 bill will have equal value in weight and it won't matter if you have 1oz of $100 bills or 1oz of Gold.
Gold is usually measured in Troy Ounces. A Troy Ounce is about 1.09 regular Ounces.

Gold - Size Chart
This is a chart of standard Gold bullion size comparison.
The cubes are measured by volume & Gold weight of 19.30 g/cm−3.
The plates are typical Gold bar dimensions of same Gold weight.
  1 Gram of Gold
Photo Example

  20 Grams of Gold

  5 Grams of Gold

  1oz of Gold

( 1 Troy Oz
= 31.103 grams)

Gold - 1 Gram, 5 Grams, 10 Grams, 20 Grams, 1 Troy Oz
  50 Grams of Gold

  250 Grams of Gold

  100 Grams of Gold

  500 Grams of Gold
  1KG of Gold
50 Grams, 100 Grams, 250 Grams, 500 Grams, 1 KG

400 Troy Oz of Gold
999.9 Fine Bullion Bar

The Gold bar to the right is worth the $800,000 displayed on the left at $2000/oz.

The Gold bar weighs 12.44 kg, 27.42lbs or more than
3x 1-gallon milk jugs - quite heavy.

As an investment, Gold has out performed Dow Jones for last 8 years straight.

For centuries people have tried to re-produce Gold. So far everyone has failed. Its also quite tough to re-produce digitallyl. That said if you see a shade of Tungsten color- please excuse us.

400 Troy Oz Gold vs Cash
1 Ton of Gold

The 1 ton of Gold is worth $64.3 Million dollars at $2000/oz.

Gold has gone from $18.92 in 1911 to over $1,700 in 2012, the price of Gold has inflated more than 9,000%
In recent times, Tungsten (heavy 'cheap' metal) filled fake Gold bars, which look like the ones above, have been found in Manhattan.
Such tungsten fake bars can be even be ordered from &
The Bank of England's Gold Reserves can be seen in this video.



A Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Truck full of Gold
This is how much Gold the average man could haul in his truck without braking the suspension.
Max carrying weight of the truck is 3670 lbs = 1664.68kg, which is the weight of the Gold you see in the truck bed - 133x 400oz bullion bars of Gold.
The value of the 1.66 tonnes of Gold at $2000/oz is displayed to the left at $106.4 Million dollars.
  Value of Gold on Truck
$106.4 Million

  1.66 Tonnes of Gold

10 Tonnes of Gold vs 100 Tonnes

The Central Banks of western countries usually handle their nations' large Gold Reserves. Couple generations ago the US dollar was backed by Gold, so the Fed had to hold Gold. Today, the dollar is backed by the confidence in United States' repayment of its debt (bonds). The US Central Bank's- The Federal Reserve's Chairman Ben Bernanke, says that Gold is only held as a tradition and that Gold is not money.

  10 Tonnes of Gold

  100 Tonnes of Gold

Semi Truck 'full' of Gold - 24.88 Tonnes

The legal carry weight of a semi-truck is between 22-25 tonnes.
The truck is carrying 24.88 tonnes of Gold worth $1.6 Billion dollars @ $2000/oz (on the 2nd truck).

  $1.6 Billion
  24.88 Tonnes of Gold
Same value as $1.6 Billion @ $2000/oz.

$2,130,952,380 = B2 Bomber = 33.14 Tonnes of Gold @ $2000 / oz
Couple years back when Gold was less valuable, a B2 Bomber was literally worth more than its weight in pure Gold. With the price of Gold going up,
finally Gold is more valuable in weight than a B2 Bomber.
The Northrop Grumman B2 Spirit Bomber program cost $44.75 Billion for a total of 21 units built, that averages to $2,130,952,380 per unit and the same value in Gold @ $2000/oz can be seen on the semi-trucks on the right. To the left you see a Semi truck with $2.13 Billion dollars.
Doesn't matter how you choose economically between the semi truck of cash, the Gold trucks or the B2 Bomber, they're all worth the same.

US Gold Reserves - 8,133.5 Tonnes

The 8,133.5 Tonnes of Gold Reserves have an official book value worth $11,041,059,958
($11 Billion) as of 1/11/2013
and are shown below.

Year 1933, in the Pillar of Human Civilization & Capitalism-- The United States of America,
Gold possession was criminalized. Shortly after confiscating the Gold, the US devalued
Gold from $20.67/oz to $35/oz, by so devaluing the US dollar by 70% overnight. The US Dollar 'Federal Reserve Note' still said "Redeemable in Gold", while doing so got you arrested.
USA was on the Gold Standard until 1971. Gold possession remained illegal until 1975.

The arguably real intention of criminalizing Gold was because the Federal Reserve printed too many dollars, backed by a limited amount of Gold. People knew Gold was worth more than the $20.67/oz that US Government was 'redeeming' (selling) Gold at.




World Government
Gold Reserves

This Gold values shown are official numbers from Wikipedia.
There is a strong chance the numbers are inaccurate since western world's Central Banks have purportedly leased out the Gold reserves while using accounting tricks to hide the facts, in order to push the Gold price down. Gold price is an indirect indicator of economic stability, the lower the price, the more stable the global economy appears.

Developing countries have been buying significant amounts of Gold in recent years, with India being #1 and China #2.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York holds 540,000 Gold bars. Germany stores 45% of their Gold with Federal Reserve, while according to official memo from Bank of England to Federal Reserve it is acknowledged that Gold delivered back to Germany has been 'bad delivery' bars, instead of 'good delivery'. Germany is concerned and interested in getting back home the Gold it stores with the Federal Reserve.
A German court has recently demanded audit of Germany's Gold holdings, while the Central Bank of Germany has
begun shipping 50 tonnes of Gold / year back home.
Many other governments are engaging in Gold
hoarding, including China, who imported
more Gold in 2012 than
all of ECB's holdings.

All the Gold in the World
- Mined in History
- 166,500 Tonnes
- Stacked in 400oz Gold Bars

All the Gold in the world, displayed in 400oz bullion bars.
Keep in mind the Gold bars have a lot of wasted space between them,
making the stacks of gold appear larger than they really are.

Data Source

Level 4:
Other Use
22,300 Tonnes (13.4%)
Level 3:
World Governments
29,000 Tonnes (17.4%)

Level 2:
Private Investment
31,000 Tonnes (18.7%)

  Level 1:
84,200 Tonnes (50.5%)

All the Gold in the World
- In a Solid Gold Cube

If all the gold ever mined was melted into a solid cube,
the cube with sides of 20.5m would fit in an Olympic Swimming Pool.

The small gold sphere, in front of the cash couch, weighs 1 metric ton exactly, with a value
over $50 Million dollars.

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