The price of gold constantly changes, day to day and hour to hour.
To find the current price, see one of the related links below.
The price generally increases over time, from around $1000 USD an ounce in February, 2009 to a high of nearly $1800 USD in August, 2011. After a rapid decline, it remained in the range of $1600 to $1700 through mid-2012. There remains a considerable speculative market in gold and other precious metals.
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