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
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): 1,298.5001 USD
Vienna Philharmonic Coin (1/2 ounce): 649.2709 USD
Vienna Philharmonic Coin (1/4 ounce): 324.6355 USD
Vienna Philharmonic Coin (1/10 ounce): 130.2967 USD
Vienna Philharmonic Coin (20 ounces) special edition 2009: 25,967.4970 USD
Vienna Philharmonic Coin (1000 ounces) "Big Phil" special edition 2004: 1,298,500.0944 USD
US Golden Eagle (1 ounce): 1,416.5228 USD
US Golden Eagle (1/2 ounce): 708.2614 USD
US Golden Eagle (1/4 ounce): 354.1516 USD
US Golden Eagle (1/10 ounce): 141.6523 USD
American Buffalo (1 ounce): 1,298.5210 USD
American Buffalo (1/2 ounce): 649.1874 USD
American Buffalo (1/4 ounce): 324.8025 USD
American Buffalo (1/10 ounce): 129.8375 USD
ZA Krugerrand (1 ounce): 1,394.1081 USD
ZA Krugerrand (1/2 ounce): 708.2739 USD
ZA Krugerrand (1/4 ounce): 354.1349 USD
ZA Krugerrand (1/10 ounce): 141.6565 USD
Canadian Maple Leaf (1 ounce): 1,298.5001 USD
Canadian Maple Leaf (1/2 ounce): 649.2709 USD
Canadian Maple Leaf (1/4 ounce): 324.6355 USD
Canadian Maple Leaf (1/10 ounce): 129.8375 USD
Canadian Maple Leaf (1/10 ounce): 64.9187 USD
Bars of gold - per weight:
1 g: 41.7484 USD
2 g: 83.4968 USD
2.5 g: 104.3710 USD
5 g: 208.7419 USD
10 g: 417.4839 USD
20 g: 834.9677 USD
50 g: 2,087.4194 USD
100 g: 4,174.8387 USD
250 g: 10,437.0969 USD
500 g: 20,874.1937 USD
1,000 g: 41,748.3874 USD
12,441 g: 519,408.0000 USD

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: 35.31 cu.ft.
Weight (kg): 19,302 kg
Price (USD): 805,827,374 USD
8,000 cubic meter massive gold (= one cube 20 x 20 x 20 meter / 65.62 x 65.62 x 65.62 ft.):
Volume: 282,517.33 cu.ft.
Weight (kg): 154,416,000 kg
Price (USD): 6,446,618,994,054 USD
How much gold would each person get, if we distributed it equally?
Kilograms per Head: 0.0221 kg
Price (USD): 920.9456 USD
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 $ (USD)
Paper clip (25mm = 0.98 inch): 0.003143 0.002192 41.5001
One 1 (Euro)Cent-Coin: 0.018374 0.012813 242.6346
One 1 Euro-Coin: 0.053463 0.037281 705.9854
One 50 (Euro)Cent-Coin: 0.057539 0.040124 759.8146
Cube 1 x 1 x 1 cm (0.39 x 0.39 x 0.39 inch): 0.061024 0.042554 805.8274
One 2 Euro-Coin: 0.061561 0.042928 812.9187
Battery typ LR03 AAA: 0.216604 0.151044 2,860.2843
A classic game dice: 0.222877 0.155419 2,943.1233
One cigarette: 0.243058 0.169491 3,209.6104
Average greeting card: 0.322205 0.224683 4,254.7685
1 sheet of paper (DIN A4): 0.380605 0.265407 5,025.9453
With the amount of one sheet of paper (massive gold) we could gild almost 30 human bodys!
Battery Typ LR6 AA: 0.454725 0.317093 6,004.7033
Original Las Vegas dice (7/11, Craps): 0.463005 0.322867 6,114.0540
CD or DVD (the disk): 0.815253 0.568499 10,765.5314
One original Mozartkugel: 0.862705 0.601589 11,392.1428
Manner wafer (1 wafer): 0.864157 0.602602 11,411.3214
Battery typ 6LR61 (9 volt block): 1.129342 0.787523 14,913.1249
1 tea candle (complete volume): 1.152311 0.803540 15,216.4383
Beer coaster (round - Heineken): 1.229866 0.857622 16,240.5643
Pencil (7 inch, unsharpened): 1.323483 0.922903 17,476.7841
Match box: 1.823029 1.271251 24,073.3676
Golfball: 2.505122 1.746894 33,080.5030
Batterie Typ LR20 D-Mono: 3.037664 2.118251 40,112.7974
iPhone 4: 3.831174 2.671589 50,591.2125
One hen's egg: 4.481572 3.125130 59,179.8012
Pack of cigarettes: 6.966344 4.857833 91,991.5769
Tennis ball: 8.181234 5.705011 108,034.3751
Manner wafers (pack of ten): 8.641572 6.026019 114,113.2145
Baseball ball: 12.947701 9.028807 170,976.2620
Capacity of one Ikea coffee cup (DINERA): 18.307123 12.766088 241,748.2123
Beverage can (330 ml): 20.137836 14.042697 265,923.0335
Beverage can (500 ml): 30.511872 21.276813 402,913.6871
Tetra-pack (1000 ml): 61.023744 42.553626 805,827.3743
American football ball: 233.751452 163.001664 3,086,721.7571
Football (Soccer) ball (size 5): 353.856908 246.754680 4,672,731.6941
Average shoe box: 640.749313 446.813071 8,461,187.4297
Medicine ball: 1,148.257504 800.713245 15,162,906.5510
Human body (average volume): 4,576.780808 3,191.521939 60,437,053.0693
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