Last updated on: 12/31/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Price of Gold vs. Inflation and Currency in Circulation

price of gold v inflation adjusted price of gold historical chart
Comparison Chart: Price of Gold, Inflation-adjusted Price of Gold, Unemployment Rate, Inflation Rate, and Amount of M1 Currency in Circulation

YearPrice of Gold
(US dollars)
Inflation-adjusted Price of Gold
(US dollars)
Unemployment Rate
(%)
Inflation Rate
(%)
Amount of M1 Currency in Circulation
(billions of dollars)
20121,746.501,690.637.71.81,081.8
20111,571.521,533.948.93.21,003.1
20101,224.531,453.509.61.6920.3
2009972.351,141.469.3-0.4865.4
2008871.96937.755.83.8818.7
2007695.39866.794.62.8763.8
2006603.46706.974.63.2754.6
2005444.74587.515.13.4728.9
2004409.72526.565.52.7702.4
2003363.38499.466.02.3666.7
2002309.73415.895.81.6630.2
2001271.04353.854.72.8585.2
2000279.11353.614.03.4535.6
1999278.98381.244.22.2522.1
1998294.24403.384.51.6464.3
1997331.02405.544.92.3429.0
1996387.81527.295.43.0398.0
1995383.79571.985.62.8376.3
1994384.00574.256.12.6357.6
1993359.77596.406.93.0324.3
1992343.82534.817.53.0294.5
1991362.11593.506.84.2269.5
1990383.51639.835.65.4249.0

YearPrice of Gold
(US dollars)
Inflation-adjusted Price of Gold
(US dollars)
Unemployment Rate
(%)
Inflation Rate
(%)
Amount of M1 Currency in Circulation
(billions of dollars)
1989381.00735.635.34.8225.0
1988437.00788.005.54.1214.6
1987447.00956.046.23.6199.1
1986368.00801.647.01.9182.9
1985317.00666.957.23.6170.1
1984361.00687.877.54.3158.4
1983424.00866.249.63.2148.6
1982376.001,032.079.76.2134.8
1981460.00989.377.610.3124.6
1980615.001,559.717.113.5117.4
1979306.001,347.345.811.3106.9
1978193.40695.406.17.698.0
1977147.84585.207.16.589.0
1976124.74521.687.75.881.0
1975160.86568.958.59.174.1
1974154.00802.375.611.068.2
197397.39523.734.96.261.9
197258.42340.855.63.257.3
197140.62239.795.94.452.9
197036.02208.214.95.749.5
196941.28251.803.55.546.5
196839.31257.383.64.243.9
196734.95236.093.83.140.8

YearPrice of Gold
(US dollars)
Inflation-adjusted Price of Gold
(US dollars)
Unemployment Rate
(%)
Inflation Rate
(%)
Amount of M1 Currency in Circulation
(billions of dollars)
196635.13243.273.82.938.7
196535.12251.684.51.636.7
196435.10256.525.21.334.6
196335.09259.015.71.332.8
196235.23263.275.51.030.9
196135.25266.786.71.029.9
196035.27268.585.51.729.3
195935.10272.235.50.729.3
195835.10276.946.82.829.2
195734.95279.344.33.328.9
195634.99289.984.11.528.8
195535.03298.644.4-0.428.4
195435.04299.765.50.727.9
195334.84294.922.90.828.2
195234.60294.493.01.927.8
195134.72299.373.37.926.6
195034.72317.335.31.325.4
194931.96306.195.9-1.225.5
194834.71329.163.88.126.2
194734.71339.033.914.426.8

YearPrice of Gold
(US dollars)
Inflation-Adjusted Price of Gold
(US dollars)
Unemployment Rate
(numbers not available before 1947)
Inflation Rate
(%)
Amount of M1 Currency in Circulation
(numbers not available before 1947)
194634.71368.99--8.3--
194534.71435.89--2.3--
194433.85433.72--1.7--
194333.85443.69--6.1--
194233.85456.82--10.9--
194133.85498.08--5.0--
194033.85547.53--0.7--
193934.42561.64---1.4--
193834.85566.66---2.1--
193734.79550.92--3.6--
193634.87566.66--1.5--
193534.84574.88--2.2--
193434.69592.04--3.1--
193326.33454.53---5.1--
193220.69359.55---9.9--
193117.06350.71---9.0--
193020.65291.29---2.3--
192920.63271.47--0.0--
192820.66275.44---1.7--
192720.64271.87---1.7--
192620.63265.34--1.1--
192520.64261.29--2.3--
192420.69272.26--0.0--

YearPrice of Gold
(US dollars)
Inflation-Adjusted Price of Gold (numbers not available before 1915)Unemployment Rate
(numbers not available before 1947)
Inflation Rate
(numbers not available before 1914)
Amount of M1 Currency in Circulation
(numbers not available before 1947)
192321.32271.87--1.8--
192220.66279.51---6.1--
192120.58269.52---10.5--
192020.68241.04--15.6--
191919.95240.22--14.6--
191818.99272.55--18.0--
191718.99330.09--17.4--
191618.99380.45--7.9--
191518.99432.62--1.0--
191418.99----1.0--
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191118.92--------
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YearPrice of Gold
(US dollars)
Inflation-Adjusted Price of Gold
(numbers not available before 1915)
Unemployment Rate
(numbers not available before 1947)
Inflation Rate
(numbers not available before 1914)
Amount of M1 Currency in Circulation
(numbers not available before 1947)
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YearPrice of Gold
(US dollars)
Inflation-Adjusted Price of Gold
(numbers not available before 1915)
Unemployment Rate
(numbers not available before 1947)
Inflation Rate
(numbers not available before 1914)
Amount of M1 Currency in Circulation
(numbers not available before 1947)
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YearPrice of Gold
(US dollars)
Inflation-Adjusted Price of Gold
(numbers not available before 1915)
Unemployment Rate
(numbers not available before 1947)
Inflation Rate
(numbers not available before 1914)
Amount of M1 Currency in Circulation
(numbers not available before 1947)
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Sources:

1. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, “Currency Component of M1 (CURRNS),” research.stlouisfed.org (accessed Dec. 26, 2012)

2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Labor Force Statistices from the Current Popularion Survey,” data.bls.gov (accessed Dec. 19, 2012)

3. InflationData.com, “Current Annual Inflation Rate,” inflationdata.com (accessed Dec. 19, 2012)

4. National Conference for State Legislatures, “Unemployment Falls to 7.7 Percent for November 2012,” ncsl.org, Dec. 7, 2012

5. National Mining Association, “Historical Gold Prices- 1833 to Present,” nma.org, Jan. 18, 2012

6. Macrotrends, “Gold and Silver Prices – 100 Year Historical Chart,” macrotrends.org, Dec. 19, 2012

7. US Inflation Calculator, “Historical Inflation Rates: 1914-2012,” usinflationcalculator.com, Dec. 14, 2012