The Price of Gold, 1257- Present

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      What Was the Price of Gold?
London market price (1718-Present)
Gold/silver price ratio (1687-Present)
New York market price (1791-Present)
U.S. official price (1786-Present)
British official price (1257-1945)
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The source of annual London Market Prices is the average of the daily London PM Fix found on This is the price most users quote.

The source of annual New York Market Prices is the U.S. Geological Survey which is "averaging Engelhard’s gold price quotations." See footnot 4 at

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Lawrence H. Officer and Samuel H. Williamson, "The Price of Gold, 1257-Present," MeasuringWorth,

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