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The 45-Year Record of Gold-Silver Ratios

Mickey Fulp
Monday, May 9th

A Monday Morning Musing from Mickey the Mercenary Geologist

The gold to silver price ratio determines the relative value of the two precious metals and is a useful parameter in deciding which metal to buy at any given time (Mercenary Video, March 19, 2016).

In two previous musings, I first documented the history of gold, silver, and the US dollar from the establishment of a national monetary system in 1792 until abandonment of the gold standard in 1971 (Mercenary Musing, April 25, 2016); then price histories and gold-silver ratios from the United States’ abandonment of the gold standard in 1971 to present (Mercenary Musing, May 2, 2016).

In the final installment of this trilogy, let’s revisit the modern-day paradigm and focus on the distribution of gold-silver ratios over the past 45 years.

Here again are the monthly average price charts for each metal and gold-silver ratios since August 1971:

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