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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

Year Price of Gold
(US dollars)
Inflation-adjusted Price of Gold
(US dollars)
Unemployment Rate
(%)
Inflation Rate
(%)
Amount of M1 Currency in Circulation
(billions of dollars)
2012 1,746.50 1,690.63 7.7 1.8 1,081.8
2011 1,571.52 1,533.94 8.9 3.2 1,003.1
2010 1,224.53 1,453.50 9.6 1.6 920.3
2009 972.35 1,141.46 9.3 -0.4 865.4
2008 871.96 937.75 5.8 3.8 818.7
2007 695.39 866.79 4.6 2.8 763.8
2006 603.46 706.97 4.6 3.2 754.6
2005 444.74 587.51 5.1 3.4 728.9
2004 409.72 526.56 5.5 2.7 702.4
2003 363.38 499.46 6.0 2.3 666.7
2002 309.73 415.89 5.8 1.6 630.2
2001 271.04 353.85 4.7 2.8 585.2
2000 279.11 353.61 4.0 3.4 535.6
1999 278.98 381.24 4.2 2.2 522.1
1998 294.24 403.38 4.5 1.6 464.3
1997 331.02 405.54 4.9 2.3 429.0
1996 387.81 527.29 5.4 3.0 398.0
1995 383.79 571.98 5.6 2.8 376.3
1994 384.00 574.25 6.1 2.6 357.6
1993 359.77 596.40 6.9 3.0 324.3
1992 343.82 534.81 7.5 3.0 294.5
1991 362.11 593.50 6.8 4.2 269.5
1990 383.51 639.83 5.6 5.4 249.0
Year Price of Gold
(US dollars)
Inflation-adjusted Price of Gold
(US dollars)
Unemployment Rate
(%)
Inflation Rate
(%)
Amount of M1 Currency in Circulation
(billions of dollars)
1989 381.00 735.63 5.3 4.8 225.0
1988 437.00 788.00 5.5 4.1 214.6
1987 447.00 956.04 6.2 3.6 199.1
1986 368.00 801.64 7.0 1.9 182.9
1985 317.00 666.95 7.2 3.6 170.1
1984 361.00 687.87 7.5 4.3 158.4
1983 424.00 866.24 9.6 3.2 148.6
1982 376.00 1,032.07 9.7 6.2 134.8
1981 460.00 989.37 7.6 10.3 124.6
1980 615.00 1,559.71 7.1 13.5 117.4
1979 306.00 1,347.34 5.8 11.3 106.9
1978 193.40 695.40 6.1 7.6 98.0
1977 147.84 585.20 7.1 6.5 89.0
1976 124.74 521.68 7.7 5.8 81.0
1975 160.86 568.95 8.5 9.1 74.1
1974 154.00 802.37 5.6 11.0 68.2
1973 97.39 523.73 4.9 6.2 61.9
1972 58.42 340.85 5.6 3.2 57.3
1971 40.62 239.79 5.9 4.4 52.9
1970 36.02 208.21 4.9 5.7 49.5
1969 41.28 251.80 3.5 5.5 46.5
1968 39.31 257.38 3.6 4.2 43.9
1967 34.95 236.09 3.8 3.1 40.8
Year Price of Gold
(US dollars)
Inflation-adjusted Price of Gold
(US dollars)
Unemployment Rate
(%)
Inflation Rate
(%)
Amount of M1 Currency in Circulation
(billions of dollars)
1966 35.13 243.27 3.8 2.9 38.7
1965 35.12 251.68 4.5 1.6 36.7
1964 35.10 256.52 5.2 1.3 34.6
1963 35.09 259.01 5.7 1.3 32.8
1962 35.23 263.27 5.5 1.0 30.9
1961 35.25 266.78 6.7 1.0 29.9
1960 35.27 268.58 5.5 1.7 29.3
1959 35.10 272.23 5.5 0.7 29.3
1958 35.10 276.94 6.8 2.8 29.2
1957 34.95 279.34 4.3 3.3 28.9
1956 34.99 289.98 4.1 1.5 28.8
1955 35.03 298.64 4.4 -0.4 28.4
1954 35.04 299.76 5.5 0.7 27.9
1953 34.84 294.92 2.9 0.8 28.2
1952 34.60 294.49 3.0 1.9 27.8
1951 34.72 299.37 3.3 7.9 26.6
1950 34.72 317.33 5.3 1.3 25.4
1949 31.96 306.19 5.9 -1.2 25.5
1948 34.71 329.16 3.8 8.1 26.2
1947 34.71 339.03 3.9 14.4 26.8
Year Price 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)
1946 34.71 368.99 -- 8.3 --
1945 34.71 435.89 -- 2.3 --
1944 33.85 433.72 -- 1.7 --
1943 33.85 443.69 -- 6.1 --
1942 33.85 456.82 -- 10.9 --
1941 33.85 498.08 -- 5.0 --
1940 33.85 547.53 -- 0.7 --
1939 34.42 561.64 -- -1.4 --
1938 34.85 566.66 -- -2.1 --
1937 34.79 550.92 -- 3.6 --
1936 34.87 566.66 -- 1.5 --
1935 34.84 574.88 -- 2.2 --
1934 34.69 592.04 -- 3.1 --
1933 26.33 454.53 -- -5.1 --
1932 20.69 359.55 -- -9.9 --
1931 17.06 350.71 -- -9.0 --
1930 20.65 291.29 -- -2.3 --
1929 20.63 271.47 -- 0.0 --
1928 20.66 275.44 -- -1.7 --
1927 20.64 271.87 -- -1.7 --
1926 20.63 265.34 -- 1.1 --
1925 20.64 261.29 -- 2.3 --
1924 20.69 272.26 -- 0.0 --
Year Price 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)
1923 21.32 271.87 -- 1.8 --
1922 20.66 279.51 -- -6.1 --
1921 20.58 269.52 -- -10.5 --
1920 20.68 241.04 -- 15.6 --
1919 19.95 240.22 -- 14.6 --
1918 18.99 272.55 -- 18.0 --
1917 18.99 330.09 -- 17.4 --
1916 18.99 380.45 -- 7.9 --
1915 18.99 432.62 -- 1.0 --
1914 18.99 -- -- 1.0 --
1913 18.92 -- -- -- --
1912 18.93 -- -- --
1911 18.92 -- -- -- --
1910 18.92 -- -- -- --
1909 18.96 -- -- -- --
1908 18.95 -- -- -- --
1907 18.94 -- -- -- --
1906 18.90 -- -- -- --
1905 18.92 -- -- -- --
1904 18.96 -- -- -- --
1903 18.95 -- -- -- --
1902 18.97 -- -- -- --
1901 18.98 -- -- -- --
1900 18.96 -- -- -- --
Year Price 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)
1899 18.94 -- -- -- --
1898 18.98 -- -- -- --
1897 18.98 -- -- -- --
1896 18.98 -- -- -- --
1895 18.93 -- -- -- --
1894 18.94 -- -- -- --
1893 18.96 -- -- -- --
1892 18.96 -- -- -- --
1891 18.96 -- -- -- --
1890 18.94 -- -- -- --
1889 18.93 -- -- -- --
1888 18.94 -- -- -- --
1887 18.94 -- -- -- --
1886 18.94 -- -- -- --
1885 18.94 -- -- -- --
1884 18.94 -- -- -- --
1883 18.94 -- -- -- --
1882 18.94 -- -- -- --
1881 18.94 -- -- -- --
1880 18.94 -- -- -- --
1879 18.94 -- -- -- --
1878 18.94 -- -- -- --
1877 18.94 -- -- -- --
Year Price 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)
1876 18.94 -- -- -- --
1875 18.94 -- -- -- --
1874 18.94 -- -- -- --
1873 18.94 -- -- -- --
1872 18.94 -- -- -- --
1871 18.93 -- -- -- --
1870 18.93 -- -- -- --
1869 18.93 -- -- -- --
1868 18.93 -- -- -- --
1867 18.93 -- -- -- --
1866 18.93 -- -- -- --
1865 18.93 -- -- -- --
1864 18.93 -- -- -- --
1863 18.93 -- -- -- --
1862 18.93 -- -- -- --
1861 18.93 -- -- -- --
1860 18.93 -- -- -- --
1859 18.93 -- -- -- --
1858 18.93 -- -- -- --
1857 18.93 -- -- -- --
1856 18.93 -- -- -- --
1855 18.93 -- -- -- --
1854 18.93 -- -- -- --
Year Price 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)
1853 18.93 -- -- -- --
1852 18.93 -- -- -- --
1851 18.93 -- -- -- --
1850 18.93 -- -- -- --
1849 18.93 -- -- -- --
1848 18.93 -- -- -- --
1847 18.93 -- -- -- --
1846 18.93 -- -- -- --
1845 18.93 -- -- -- --
1844 18.93 -- -- -- --
1843 18.93 -- -- -- --
1842 18.93 -- -- -- --
1841 18.93 -- -- -- --
1840 18.93 -- -- -- --
1839 18.93 -- -- -- --
1838 18.93 -- -- -- --
1837 18.93 -- -- -- --
1836 18.93 -- -- -- --
1835 18.93 -- -- -- --
1834 18.93 -- -- -- --
1833 18.93 -- -- -- --
Year Price 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)


Sources:

1. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, "Currency Component of M1 (CURRNS)," www.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," www.inflationdata.com (accessed Dec. 19, 2012)

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

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

6. Macrotrends, "Gold and Silver Prices - 100 Year Historical Chart," www.macrotrends.org, Dec. 19, 2012

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