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: 1.298,5200 USD
One ounce (troy ounce): 31,1034768 g
We can infer the price in USD per gramm: 41,7484 USD
The current exchange rate from USD to EUR: 0,8944  
Price of gold in EUR per gram: 37,3393 EUR
Price of gold in EUR per kilogram: 37.339,3402 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): 1.161,3655 EUR
Vienna Philharmonic Coin (1/2 ounce): 580,7014 EUR
Vienna Philharmonic Coin (1/4 ounce): 290,3507 EUR
Vienna Philharmonic Coin (1/10 ounce): 116,5361 EUR
Vienna Philharmonic Coin (20 ounces) special edition 2009: 23.225,0696 EUR
Vienna Philharmonic Coin (1000 ounces) "Big Phil" special edition 2004: 1.161.365,4994 EUR
US Golden Eagle (1 ounce): 1.266,9238 EUR
US Golden Eagle (1/2 ounce): 633,4619 EUR
US Golden Eagle (1/4 ounce): 316,7496 EUR
US Golden Eagle (1/10 ounce): 126,6924 EUR
American Buffalo (1 ounce): 1.161,3842 EUR
American Buffalo (1/2 ounce): 580,6267 EUR
American Buffalo (1/4 ounce): 290,5001 EUR
American Buffalo (1/10 ounce): 116,1253 EUR
ZA Krugerrand (1 ounce): 1.246,8763 EUR
ZA Krugerrand (1/2 ounce): 633,4731 EUR
ZA Krugerrand (1/4 ounce): 316,7347 EUR
ZA Krugerrand (1/10 ounce): 126,6961 EUR
Canadian Maple Leaf (1 ounce): 1.161,3655 EUR
Canadian Maple Leaf (1/2 ounce): 580,7014 EUR
Canadian Maple Leaf (1/4 ounce): 290,3507 EUR
Canadian Maple Leaf (1/10 ounce): 116,1253 EUR
Canadian Maple Leaf (1/10 ounce): 58,0627 EUR
Bars of gold - per weight:
1 g: 37,3393 EUR
2 g: 74,6787 EUR
2.5 g: 93,3484 EUR
5 g: 186,6967 EUR
10 g: 373,3934 EUR
20 g: 746,7868 EUR
50 g: 1.866,9670 EUR
100 g: 3.733,9340 EUR
250 g: 9.334,8351 EUR
500 g: 18.669,6701 EUR
1,000 g: 37.339,3402 EUR
12,441 g: 464,553.3211 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): 720.723.945 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): 5.765.791.562.092 EUR
How much gold would each person get, if we distributed it equally?
Kilograms per Head: 0,0221 kg
Price (EUR): 823,6845 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 37,1173
One 1 (Euro)Cent-Coin: 0,3011 0,0058 217,0100
One 1 Euro-Coin: 0,8761 0,0169 631,4262
One 50 (Euro)Cent-Coin: 0,9429 0,0182 679,5706
Cube 1 x 1 x 1 cm (0.39 x 0.39 x 0.39 inch): 1,0000 0,0193 720,7239
One 2 Euro-Coin: 1,0088 0,0195 727,0663
Battery typ LR03 AAA: 3,5495 0,0685 2.558,2096
A classic game dice: 3,6523 0,0705 2.632,3001
One cigarette: 3,9830 0,0769 2.870,6435
Average greeting card: 5,2800 0,1019 3.805,4224
1 sheet of paper (DIN A4): 6,2370 0,1204 4.495,1552
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 5.370,5466
Original Las Vegas dice (7/11, Craps): 7,5873 0,1465 5.468,3488
CD or DVD (the disk): 13,3596 0,2579 9.628,5836
One original Mozartkugel: 14,1372 0,2729 10.189,0186
Manner wafer (1 wafer): 14,1610 0,2733 10.206,1718
Battery typ 6LR61 (9 volt block): 18,5066 0,3572 13.338,1498
1 tea candle (complete volume): 18,8830 0,3645 13.609,4303
Beer coaster (round - Heineken): 20,1539 0,3890 14.525,3983
Pencil (7 inch, unsharpened): 21,6880 0,4186 15.631,0609
Match box: 29,8741 0,5766 21.530,9792
Golfball: 41,0516 0,7924 29.586,8711
Batterie Typ LR20 D-Mono: 49,7784 0,9608 35.876,4848
iPhone 4: 62,7817 1,2118 45.248,2745
One hen's egg: 73,4398 1,4175 52.929,8224
Pack of cigarettes: 114,1579 2,2035 82.276,3465
Tennis ball: 134,0664 2,5877 96.624,8647
Manner wafers (pack of ten): 141,6100 2,7334 102.061,7179
Baseball ball: 212,1748 4,0954 152.919,4589
Capacity of one Ikea coffee cup (DINERA): 300,0000 5,7906 216.217,1836
Beverage can (330 ml): 330,0000 6,3697 237.838,9019
Beverage can (500 ml): 500,0000 9,6510 360.361,9726
Tetra-pack (1000 ml): 1.000,0000 19,3020 720.723,9453
American football ball: 3.830,5000 73,9363 2.760.733,0723
Football (Soccer) ball (size 5): 5.798,6758 111,9260 4.179.244,4999
Average shoe box: 10.500,0000 202,6710 7.567.601,4252
Medicine ball: 18.816,5692 363,1974 13.561.551,9901
Human body (average volume): 75.000,0000 1.447,6500 54.054.295,8946
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