Remarkably facts about gold

Gold, (lat.) Aurum is a chemical element with the number 79 and it has been a desired metall for a long time.
It is easy to work with, shiny, does not get rosty, and can easily be melted, melleable and on top of that does not occur in big amounts.
Nevertheless, we do not have a lot of general knowledge about it, and if so, just by picking up random things.

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Some experts say, that all available amount of gold in the world (that is all the gold that has ever been found)
around 8,000 cubic meter (= 282,517.33 cu.ft.).

This equals a cube with the side length of 20 meters (= 65.6168 ft.)

Let us assume this is correct (it would not be able to verify anyway)
and let us do a few experiments.

To begin with, a short gold lesson for beginners, step by step:
The price of gold is officially set in US dollar per ounce (troy ounce).
The current gold price per ounze: 1.290,5950 USD
One ounce (troy ounce): 31,1034768 g
We can infer the price in USD per gramm: 41,4936 USD
The current exchange rate from USD to EUR: 0,8763  
Price of gold in EUR per gram: 36,3610 EUR
Price of gold in EUR per kilogram: 36.361,0428 EUR
Now the density of gold: 19,3020 g/cm³

With this information we have all the ingredients. Now we can calculate anything.

Typical international gold coins:
Vienna Philharmonic Coin (1 ounce): 1.130,9375 EUR
Vienna Philharmonic Coin (1/2 ounce): 565,4869 EUR
Vienna Philharmonic Coin (1/4 ounce): 282,7435 EUR
Vienna Philharmonic Coin (1/10 ounce): 113,4828 EUR
Vienna Philharmonic Coin (20 ounces) special edition 2009: 22.616,5686 EUR
Vienna Philharmonic Coin (1000 ounces) "Big Phil" special edition 2004: 1.130.937,5145 EUR
US Golden Eagle (1 ounce): 1.233,7302 EUR
US Golden Eagle (1/2 ounce): 616,8651 EUR
US Golden Eagle (1/4 ounce): 308,4507 EUR
US Golden Eagle (1/10 ounce): 123,3730 EUR
American Buffalo (1 ounce): 1.130,9557 EUR
American Buffalo (1/2 ounce): 565,4142 EUR
American Buffalo (1/4 ounce): 282,8889 EUR
American Buffalo (1/10 ounce): 113,0828 EUR
ZA Krugerrand (1 ounce): 1.214,2079 EUR
ZA Krugerrand (1/2 ounce): 616,8760 EUR
ZA Krugerrand (1/4 ounce): 308,4362 EUR
ZA Krugerrand (1/10 ounce): 123,3767 EUR
Canadian Maple Leaf (1 ounce): 1.130,9375 EUR
Canadian Maple Leaf (1/2 ounce): 565,4869 EUR
Canadian Maple Leaf (1/4 ounce): 282,7435 EUR
Canadian Maple Leaf (1/10 ounce): 113,0828 EUR
Canadian Maple Leaf (1/10 ounce): 56,5414 EUR
Bars of gold - per weight:
1 g: 36,3610 EUR
2 g: 72,7221 EUR
2.5 g: 90,9026 EUR
5 g: 181,8052 EUR
10 g: 363,6104 EUR
20 g: 727,2209 EUR
50 g: 1.818,0521 EUR
100 g: 3.636,1043 EUR
250 g: 9.090,2607 EUR
500 g: 18.180,5214 EUR
1,000 g: 36.361,0428 EUR
12,441 g: 452,381.9406 EUR

Now we can look at our total amount of gold.

One cubic meter massive gold (= one cube 1 x 1 x 1 meter / 3.28 x 3.28 x 3.28 ft.):
Volume: 1.000.000 cu.in.
Weight (kg): 19.302 kg
Price (EUR): 701.840.848 EUR
8,000 cubic meter massive gold (= one cube 20 x 20 x 20 meter / 65.62 x 65.62 x 65.62 ft.):
Volume: 8.000.000.000 cu.in.
Weight (kg): 154.416.000 kg
Price (EUR): 5.614.726.786.600 EUR
How much gold would each person get, if we distributed it equally?
Kilograms per Head: 0,0221 kg
Price (EUR): 802,1038 EUR
This would equal about a 2 Euro coin!
 
Notably facts about gold, weight, volume and price

All the prices in the list are automatically updated according to the current gold price.

The volume of the items was calculated carefully but not nit-picky.

For every object was chosen the most simple geometric solid figure!

To be mentioned, the 2 Euro coin is suspicious close to one cubic centimeter.

I was repeatidly asked how to calculate the volume of a paper clip - very easy - stretch it until it is straight, and you get a simple zylinder with length and diameter! ;-)

The fewest of us have the right perception in handling with pure gold.
In the following list you will find some everyday objects that you probably have held in your hands before …
… now imagine these items made out of pure, massive gold.
How much would they weight and how much would they cost?
Item Volume (cu.in.) Weight (lb.) Price € (EUR)
Paper clip (25mm = 0.98 inch): 0,0515 0,0010 36,1448
One 1 (Euro)Cent-Coin: 0,3011 0,0058 211,3243
One 1 Euro-Coin: 0,8761 0,0169 614,8828
One 50 (Euro)Cent-Coin: 0,9429 0,0182 661,7657
Cube 1 x 1 x 1 cm (0.39 x 0.39 x 0.39 inch): 1,0000 0,0193 701,8408
One 2 Euro-Coin: 1,0088 0,0195 708,0170
Battery typ LR03 AAA: 3,5495 0,0685 2.491,1841
A classic game dice: 3,6523 0,0705 2.563,3333
One cigarette: 3,9830 0,0769 2.795,4321
Average greeting card: 5,2800 0,1019 3.705,7197
1 sheet of paper (DIN A4): 6,2370 0,1204 4.377,3814
With the amount of one sheet of paper (massive gold) we could gild almost 30 human bodys!
Battery Typ LR6 AA: 7,4516 0,1438 5.229,8373
Original Las Vegas dice (7/11, Craps): 7,5873 0,1465 5.325,0771
CD or DVD (the disk): 13,3596 0,2579 9.376,3130
One original Mozartkugel: 14,1372 0,2729 9.922,0644
Manner wafer (1 wafer): 14,1610 0,2733 9.938,7683
Battery typ 6LR61 (9 volt block): 18,5066 0,3572 12.988,6878
1 tea candle (complete volume): 18,8830 0,3645 13.252,8607
Beer coaster (round - Heineken): 20,1539 0,3890 14.144,8303
Pencil (7 inch, unsharpened): 21,6880 0,4186 15.221,5243
Match box: 29,8741 0,5766 20.966,8637
Golfball: 41,0516 0,7924 28.811,6898
Batterie Typ LR20 D-Mono: 49,7784 0,9608 34.936,5145
iPhone 4: 62,7817 1,2118 44.062,7616
One hen's egg: 73,4398 1,4175 51.543,0515
Pack of cigarettes: 114,1579 2,2035 80.120,6914
Tennis ball: 134,0664 2,5877 94.093,2759
Manner wafers (pack of ten): 141,6100 2,7334 99.387,6825
Baseball ball: 212,1748 4,0954 148.912,9416
Capacity of one Ikea coffee cup (DINERA): 300,0000 5,7906 210.552,2545
Beverage can (330 ml): 330,0000 6,3697 231.607,4799
Beverage can (500 ml): 500,0000 9,6510 350.920,4242
Tetra-pack (1000 ml): 1.000,0000 19,3020 701.840,8483
American football ball: 3.830,5000 73,9363 2.688.401,3695
Football (Soccer) ball (size 5): 5.798,6758 111,9260 4.069.747,5426
Average shoe box: 10.500,0000 202,6710 7.369.328,9074
Medicine ball: 18.816,5692 363,1974 13.206.236,8899
Human body (average volume): 75.000,0000 1.447,6500 52.638.063,6244
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