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Gold Held in the Treasury and Federal Reserve Banks for United States (M1437BUSM144NNBR)


May 1949: 24,299  
Updated: Aug 20, 2012


Millions of Dollars,
Not Seasonally Adjusted


End of Month
1Y | 5Y | 10Y | Max


Source: National Bureau of Economic Research  

Release: NBER Macrohistory Database  

Units:  Millions of Dollars, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly, End of Month


Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1878-1914 (2)--Original Data, 1914-1949. Data In Original Source Are As Of The First Of The Month, Used Here To Represent The End Of The Preceding Month. Data Represent The Net Monetary Gold, Including Cover For Gold Certificates In The Treasury; Gold Coins Are Included Until January 1934. In December 1927 The Form Of The Circulation Statement Was Changed And Gold Held By Federal Reserve Banks Under Earmark For Foreign Account Was Excluded, And Gold Held Abroad For Federal Reserve Banks Was Included. Data Were Revised By The Federal Reserve Board To Reflect These Changes Back To 1914. Between January 31, 1934 And Febuary 1, 1934, The Gold Stock Was Increased 2.98 Billion Dollars Of Which 2.81 Billion Dollars Was The Increment Resulting From Reduction In The Weight Of The Gold Dollar And The Remainder Was Gold Which Had Been Purchased By The Treasury Previously, But Not Added To The Gold Stock. Source: Computed By NBER Using Data From U.S. Treasury Department Data: Annual Reports Of The Secretary; And Circulation Statements Of U.S. Money.

This NBER data series m14137b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 14 at

NBER Indicator: m14137b

Suggested Citation:

National Bureau of Economic Research, Gold Held in the Treasury and Federal Reserve Banks for United States [M1437BUSM144NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis;, August 15, 2022.


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