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Does gold still back up the dollar?

Updated: 9/17/2023
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What is the value of the US dollar if you have no gold to back it up?

the thing is, is that the amount of gold on earth never changes. and why they want to fuxuate the value of the dollar based on gold(which is a fixed amount) is beyond me...


How much gold is one dollar worth?

None. We do not back up our money with gold or silver anymore. You could almost say it is backed up by how are economy is doing.


The Gold Standard Act resulted in what?

The Gold Standard Act was when the U.S. government stated that it would be using real gold to back up the value of the American dollar, hence making their money actually worth something. For your info, the treasury does not currently have enough gold to back up all the printed money in the country, which is one of the reasons the value of the dollar has decreased drastically in recent years.


What does gold have to do with the US dollar?

America itself have a ton of gold locked up a dollar bill is not a dollar but a paper note (like a IOU) lets say if you added up all the US bill in the world together and have a made up number of 50 trillion dollar and if US has 50 trillion pound of gold than your dollor bill would be worth exactly 1 pound of gold in the vault, BUT you cannot go and take the gold out. on the back of the dollar bill it says "In God We Trust" which means that you trust God that America will safe keep your portion of the gold, the meaning of it is not exact but it reference to it. It also has other meaning such as God has favored the US. if more bills get printed the weaker the dollar bill gets and the more gold US has the stronger the dollar bill gets. Gold is the universal currency


Does US have enough gold to back up the money that's spent is that system still used?

No, its doesn't and that system is no longer used.


Can the price of gold grow?

Yes, usually, when gold goes up, the dollar goes down and vice-versa.


Would it be a good you idea to invest in gold?

Yes gold would be a good investment. Due to the current economic situation the U.S. dollar is weak and getting weaker. However as the dollar depreciates the price of gold goes up.


1881 gold dollar?

$125 if worn, up to $190 in Extremely Fine condition


How much is 1000 apaxmai worth?

It is up to the courts to decide for there is a lot of fraud or fraudulent people or a bank, but then if you are happy with their answer, then back to the courts? A $100.00 gold piece is a hundred dollars, but the gold makes it $1,500? Or Elvis lucky dollar bill worth how much?


What was the silver standard and the gold standard as they related to US history?

The silver standard and the gold standard refers to the ways the United States backed their money. For every dollar in the economy, there was a dollars worth of gold to back it up in a reserve. People could go and exchange their money in for gold if they wanted to. The same thing applied to silver.


What the result when a government prints paper money without gold to back it up?

When the government prints paper money without the gold to back it up, the result is inflation.


Is gold price still be high?

Yes, gold prices are high and are still going up due to global demand and supply variations