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Amid last week’s market craziness, sales of gold went nuts on eBay, according to a report from AP.On Wednesday — which was the worst day for both the dollar and US equities — the average price of US Mint-manufactured gold rose to $1952/oz. That’s about $130/oz higher than gold futures got that day.
Of course, there’s always going to be a premium for the real, physical metal when people are worrying about collapsing governments/currencies, etc.
Another interesting stat: Great Southern Coins — supposedly the largest dealer on eBay — has seen is business quadruple in the last 45 days, and daily sales last week grew six-fold.