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Vault is currently(?) estimated at $315billion in gold. Each bar is about 28 pounds in weight, and each shelf is a ton of gold.
We're INSIDE a Gold Bullion Vault.
The Bank of England protects about £197 billion ($315bn) worth of gold, according to the mostly recently published figures.
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Smart that they keep it all within the country. I feel bad for the poor shlubs who gave the fed their gold...it's never going home.
where can I buy a bar of solid gold?
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now this is where they should film bering sea gold next year
Meh, the US has that covered easily:
The United States Bullion Depository holds 4,578 metric tons (5,046.3 short tons) of gold bullion (147.2 million oz. troy). This is roughly 3% of all the gold ever refined throughout human history. Even so, the depository is second in the United States to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's underground vault in Manhattan, which holds 7,000 metric tons (7,716 tons) of gold bullion (225.1 million oz. troy), some of it in trust for foreign nations, central banks and official international organizations.
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but what about Ft. Knox?
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If it was converted into cash our government would blow through that in about two days.
Ft. Knox is empty.
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The US Bullion Depository is Ft. Knox, duh:
PS Suck on this world: "The United States holds more gold bullion than any other country, with about 2.39 times that of the next leading country, Germany."
This post was edited by pulling69 16 months ago
solar panels and turtle tunnels under busy roads.
UK needs to develop better storage style. Here's how we do it in New York.
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FWIW, my wife used to work at the Fed (She's not Vietnamese, but she managed the Yen portfolio, so that's close enough) and has been down to that vault. She left in 2000, but on 9/11 the staff went down to the vault.
This post was edited by LA_Spartan 16 months ago
Don't think -- it can only hurt the ballclub
And walked out with all the gold
Someone downvoted this.
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Of course, its a ridiculous conspiracy theory.
It might have more gold, but it's not nearly as refined. Probably has a McDonalds in it.
While the gold was fascinating, the dude's hair even crazier.
I laughed as well.
Glad I'm not the only one who's been picking up on this trend.
to be fair, the government isn't exactly helping their cause by no doing a full transparent inventory of it.
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