Gold Prices in 1968

The following data is for Gold Price in 1968.

Further gold price history and information can be found on our main Gold Price page.


Gold Price 1968 Chart

(1968 US dollar price per troy ounce of gold)

Gold Prices 1968 chart history SD Bullion SDBullion.com


1968 Collapse of Gold Price Rigging London Gold Pool

The London Gold Pool was an effort to contain the gold price from late 1961 to early 1968, by a group of 8 central banks.

In the London Gold Pool, the United States and 7 European nation’s central bank partners agreed to collude in order to maintain the Bretton Woods System of a fixed-rate convertible currency to gold capital account system.

The aforementioned 8 conspiring central banks coordinated gold sales to balance spikes in the market price of gold as determined by the London morning gold fix, while buying physical gold supplies on price weaknesses.

To do so required rigging a gold price as close to $35 oz USD throughout those years by direct price interventions in the world’s then most important “price discovery” location, the London gold market.

Of course there was way too much currency issued at the time of the London Gold Pool operation and thus failure was an inevitablity, as France eventually decided to change course and load their ships with gold bullion reserves.

The United States ended up providing about 50% of the required gold supply for sale. In other words, basically almost all the gold with was confiscated by the US government at $20.67 oz in 1933, and only months later the US dollar was devalued by about 70% by revaluing gold to $35 oz in 1934. The general public, still remains mostly clueless about modenr money issuance nor these gold standard facts today.

Below you can see a short clip with experts from the then French President Charles de Gaulle's 1965 speech, about the US dollar's then (and still ongoing) Exhorbitant Priveledge as the dominate reserve currency of the world.

De Gaulle sent a flotilla of French naval ships to take back gold bullion from the US shortly thereafter, and the run on gold quickened pace until the 1971 Nixon shock and the full fiat conversion of the once 'good as gold' US dollar.

The original 1934 pegged price of $35 oz USD gold was way too low and deflationary compared to the world’s then outstanding currency supplies. It was only a matter of time before gold performed a mark to market of the growing monetary base.

Thus throughout the 1960s there were many runs of delivery demands for physical gold bullion, runs on the British pound’s value, and runs on the US dollar’s value as well.

France ultimately decided to withdraw from the pool. The London Gold Pool collapsed in March 1968.

The following chart shows how we are again setting up for a 3rd round loss of the US dollar to Gold's value perhaps in time, but at many fold the prices of 1934 and 1980.

1968 gold prices 3 rounds to US dollar battles vs gold SD Bullion SDBullion.com

Read and watch further reasons as to why the final vestiges of the gold standard failed here in the USA and elsewhere.

As well learn about the man, John Exter, who oversaw US gold bullion outflows during the 1950s and 1960s to not merely France but many other nations who were standing for physical gold bullion delivery. See and read about Mr. Exter's life and prescient works on gold.

1968 Gold Prices - Daily Gold Price Fix Data Below

London Bullion Market Association: LBMA Gold Price Auction, expected auction start London time locally around 10:30 AM and 15:00 PM.

Gold fix prices represent composite prices arrived at by various trading banks and brokerages in the over-the-counter Gold bullion markets. Foreign exchange (Forex) prices are the most widely quoted in the precious metals industry.

Worldwide Forex gold markets trade continuously 24 hours a day from Sunday evening 6:00 PM (Eastern Time) to Friday 5:00 PM (Eastern Time).

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Date

Gold Price Fix AM in US dollars

per troy ounce

Gold Price Fix PM in US dollars per troy ounce

January 2, 1968

$35.18 oz

January 3, 1968

$35.16 oz

January 4, 1968

$35.14 oz

January 5, 1968

$35.14 oz

January 8, 1968

$35.14 oz

January 9, 1968

$35.14 oz

January 10, 1968

$35.15 oz

January 11, 1968

$35.17 oz

January 12, 1968

$35.18 oz

January 15, 1968

$35.18 oz

January 16, 1968

$35.19 oz

January 17, 1968

$35.20 oz

January 18, 1968

$35.20 oz

January 19, 1968

$35.19 oz

January 22, 1968

$35.19 oz

January 23, 1968

$35.19 oz

January 24, 1968

$35.20 oz

January 25, 1968

$35.20 oz

January 26, 1968

$35.20 oz

January 29, 1968

$35.19 oz

January 30, 1968

$35.19 oz

January 31, 1968

$35.20 oz

February 1, 1968

$35.20 oz

February 2, 1968

$35.20 oz

February 5, 1968

$35.19 oz

February 6, 1968

$35.19 oz

February 7, 1968

$35.20 oz

February 8, 1968

$35.19 oz

February 9, 1968

$35.20 oz

February 12, 1968

$35.19 oz

February 13, 1968

$35.19 oz

February 14, 1968

$35.20 oz

February 15, 1968

$35.20 oz

February 16, 1968

$35.20 oz

February 19, 1968

$35.20 oz

February 20, 1968

$35.20 oz

February 21, 1968

$35.20 oz

February 22, 1968

$35.20 oz

February 23, 1968

$35.20 oz

February 26, 1968

$35.20 oz

February 27, 1968

$35.20 oz

February 28, 1968

$35.20 oz

February 29, 1968

$35.20 oz

March 1, 1968

$35.20 oz

March 4, 1968

$35.20 oz

March 5, 1968

$35.20 oz

March 6, 1968

$35.20 oz

March 7, 1968

$35.20 oz

March 8, 1968

$35.20 oz

March 11, 1968

$35.20 oz

March 12, 1968

$35.20 oz

March 13, 1968

$35.20 oz

March 14, 1968

$35.20 oz

March 18, 1968

March 19, 1968

March 20, 1968

March 21, 1968

March 22, 1968

March 25, 1968

March 26, 1968

March 27, 1968

March 28, 1968

March 29, 1968

April 1, 1968

$38.00 oz

$37.70 oz

April 2, 1968

$37.60 oz

$37.30 oz

April 3, 1968

$37.70 oz

$37.60 oz

April 4, 1968

$36.70 oz

$36.95 oz

April 5, 1968

$37.20 oz

$37.00 oz

April 8, 1968

$37.00 oz

$37.05 oz

April 9, 1968

$37.25 oz

$37.50 oz

April 10, 1968

$37.60 oz

$37.70 oz

April 11, 1968

$38.05 oz

$38.00 oz

April 16, 1968

$38.10 oz

$38.00 oz

April 17, 1968

$38.00 oz

$37.80 oz

April 18, 1968

$37.60 oz

$37.55 oz

April 19, 1968

$37.65 oz

$37.65 oz

April 22, 1968

$38.30 oz

$38.00 oz

April 23, 1968

$38.05 oz

$38.40 oz

April 24, 1968

$38.35 oz

$38.25 oz

April 25, 1968

$38.25 oz

$38.30 oz

April 26, 1968

$38.50 oz

$38.65 oz

April 29, 1968

$38.55 oz

$38.75 oz

April 30, 1968

$39.10 oz

$39.10 oz

May 1, 1968

$39.10 oz

$39.20 oz

May 2, 1968

$39.25 oz

$39.45 oz

May 3, 1968

$39.60 oz

$39.10 oz

May 6, 1968

$39.70 oz

$39.75 oz

May 7, 1968

$39.30 oz

$39.30 oz

May 8, 1968

$39.50 oz

$39.75 oz

May 9, 1968

$39.70 oz

$39.70 oz

May 10, 1968

$39.80 oz

$39.60 oz

May 13, 1968

$39.40 oz

$39.50 oz

May 14, 1968

$39.60 oz

$39.80 oz

May 15, 1968

$40.10 oz

$40.25 oz

May 16, 1968

$40.85 oz

$41.25 oz

May 17, 1968

$41.60 oz

$41.50 oz

May 20, 1968

$42.00 oz

$42.30 oz

May 21, 1968

$42.60 oz

$42.40 oz

May 22, 1968

$42.20 oz

$41.55 oz

May 23, 1968

$41.50 oz

$41.40 oz

May 24, 1968

$41.75 oz

$41.75 oz

May 27, 1968

$41.50 oz

$41.50 oz

May 28, 1968

$41.60 oz

$41.50 oz

May 29, 1968

$41.50 oz

$41.60 oz

May 30, 1968

$41.75 oz

$41.95 oz

May 31, 1968

$42.00 oz

$41.95 oz

June 4, 1968

$41.20 oz

$41.15 oz

June 5, 1968

$41.40 oz

$41.20 oz

June 6, 1968

$41.25 oz

$41.20 oz

June 7, 1968

$41.20 oz

$41.25 oz

June 10, 1968

$41.35 oz

$41.30 oz

June 11, 1968

$41.30 oz

$41.55 oz

June 12, 1968

$42.10 oz

$41.90 oz

June 13, 1968

$41.40 oz

$41.30 oz

June 14, 1968

$40.20 oz

$41.00 oz

June 17, 1968

$40.90 oz

$40.70 oz

June 18, 1968

$40.70 oz

$41.10 oz

June 19, 1968

$41.40 oz

$41.40 oz

June 20, 1968

$41.05 oz

$41.10 oz

June 21, 1968

$41.05 oz

$41.05 oz

June 24, 1968

$41.05 oz

$40.90 oz

June 25, 1968

$40.85 oz

$40.95 oz

June 26, 1968

$40.95 oz

$40.85 oz

June 27, 1968

$40.80 oz

$40.90 oz

June 28, 1968

$40.95 oz

$40.90 oz

July 1, 1968

$40.90 oz

$40.80 oz

July 2, 1968

$40.85 oz

$40.90 oz

July 3, 1968

$40.90 oz

$41.05 oz

July 4, 1968

$41.05 oz

$41.15 oz

July 5, 1968

$41.10 oz

$41.00 oz

July 8, 1968

$40.95 oz

$40.85 oz

July 9, 1968

$40.60 oz

$39.80 oz

July 10, 1968

$40.15 oz

$40.10 oz

July 11, 1968

$39.40 oz

$39.10 oz

July 12, 1968

$39.10 oz

$39.30 oz

July 15, 1968

$39.15 oz

$39.20 oz

July 16, 1968

$38.90 oz

$38.50 oz

July 17, 1968

$37.80 oz

$37.75 oz

July 18, 1968

$38.00 oz

$38.00 oz

July 19, 1968

$39.10 oz

$38.70 oz

July 22, 1968

$38.65 oz

$38.60 oz

July 23, 1968

$38.65 oz

$39.00 oz

July 24, 1968

$39.20 oz

$39.20 oz

July 25, 1968

$39.10 oz

$38.90 oz

July 26, 1968

$38.75 oz

$38.90 oz

July 29, 1968

$38.90 oz

$39.10 oz

July 30, 1968

$39.10 oz

$39.00 oz

July 31, 1968

$38.90 oz

$38.85 oz

August 1, 1968

$38.80 oz

$38.90 oz

August 2, 1968

$38.80 oz

$38.85 oz

August 5, 1968

$38.85 oz

$38.95 oz

August 6, 1968

$38.85 oz

$38.70 oz

August 7, 1968

$38.80 oz

$38.70 oz

August 8, 1968

$38.55 oz

$38.45 oz

August 9, 1968

$38.45 oz

$38.55 oz

August 12, 1968

$38.60 oz

$38.60 oz

August 13, 1968

$38.75 oz

$38.90 oz

August 14, 1968

$38.95 oz

$38.95 oz

August 15, 1968

$39.00 oz

$39.15 oz

August 16, 1968

$39.10 oz

$39.15 oz

August 19, 1968

$39.15 oz

$39.15 oz

August 20, 1968

$39.35 oz

$39.55 oz

August 21, 1968

$40.30 oz

$40.00 oz

August 22, 1968

$39.65 oz

$39.75 oz

August 23, 1968

$39.65 oz

$39.50 oz

August 26, 1968

$39.40 oz

$39.50 oz

August 27, 1968

$39.55 oz

$39.65 oz

August 28, 1968

$39.55 oz

$39.60 oz

August 29, 1968

$39.80 oz

$39.85 oz

August 30, 1968

$39.85 oz

$39.80 oz

September 3, 1968

$39.98 oz

$39.95 oz

September 4, 1968

$39.90 oz

$39.90 oz

September 5, 1968

$39.95 oz

$40.10 oz

September 6, 1968

$40.00 oz

$39.90 oz

September 9, 1968

$40.00 oz

$40.05 oz

September 10, 1968

$40.00 oz

$40.02 oz

September 11, 1968

$40.00 oz

$40.10 oz

September 12, 1968

$40.05 oz

$40.10 oz

September 13, 1968

$40.17 oz

$40.15 oz

September 16, 1968

$40.20 oz

$40.30 oz

September 17, 1968

$40.55 oz

$40.30 oz

September 18, 1968

$40.45 oz

$40.50 oz

September 19, 1968

$40.52 oz

$40.45 oz

September 20, 1968

$40.50 oz

$40.40 oz

September 23, 1968

$40.42 oz

$40.40 oz

September 24, 1968

$40.48 oz

$40.45 oz

September 25, 1968

$40.42 oz

$40.45 oz

September 26, 1968

$40.45 oz

$40.45 oz

September 27, 1968

$40.30 oz

$40.12 oz

September 30, 1968

$39.70 oz

$39.60 oz

October 1, 1968

$39.60 oz

$39.45 oz

October 2, 1968

$38.30 oz

$38.90 oz

October 3, 1968

$39.00 oz

$39.17 oz

October 4, 1968

$38.90 oz

$39.05 oz

October 7, 1968

$39.80 oz

$39.77 oz

October 8, 1968

$39.75 oz

$39.60 oz

October 9, 1968

$39.20 oz

$38.90 oz

October 10, 1968

$38.83 oz

$39.05 oz

October 11, 1968

$39.20 oz

$39.27 oz

October 14, 1968

$39.30 oz

$39.30 oz

October 15, 1968

$39.20 oz

$39.10 oz

October 16, 1968

$38.95 oz

$38.95 oz

October 17, 1968

$39.20 oz

$39.27 oz

October 18, 1968

$39.40 oz

$39.10 oz

October 21, 1968

$39.10 oz

$39.00 oz

October 22, 1968

$38.95 oz

$39.05 oz

October 23, 1968

$39.17 oz

$39.20 oz

October 24, 1968

$39.20 oz

$39.20 oz

October 25, 1968

$39.30 oz

$39.25 oz

October 28, 1968

$39.38 oz

$39.48 oz

October 29, 1968

$39.60 oz

$39.50 oz

October 30, 1968

$39.30 oz

$39.20 oz

October 31, 1968

$39.20 oz

$39.00 oz

November 1, 1968

$38.90 oz

$39.17 oz

November 4, 1968

$39.25 oz

$39.20 oz

November 5, 1968

$39.33 oz

$39.42 oz

November 6, 1968

$39.50 oz

$39.52 oz

November 7, 1968

$39.52 oz

$39.30 oz

November 8, 1968

$39.40 oz

$39.40 oz

November 11, 1968

$39.50 oz

$39.55 oz

November 12, 1968

$39.73 oz

$39.67 oz

November 13, 1968

$39.75 oz

$39.88 oz

November 14, 1968

$39.75 oz

$39.90 oz

November 15, 1968

$40.00 oz

$40.00 oz

November 18, 1968

$40.00 oz

$39.95 oz

November 19, 1968

$40.05 oz

$40.23 oz

November 20, 1968

$40.75 oz

$40.55 oz

November 21, 1968

$40.25 oz

$40.25 oz

November 22, 1968

$40.20 oz

$40.00 oz

November 25, 1968

$40.30 oz

$40.10 oz

November 26, 1968

$40.08 oz

$39.70 oz

November 27, 1968

$39.75 oz

$39.90 oz

November 28, 1968

$39.85 oz

$39.80 oz

November 29, 1968

$39.85 oz

$39.85 oz

December 2, 1968

$39.90 oz

$40.15 oz

December 3, 1968

$40.15 oz

$40.27 oz

December 4, 1968

$40.77 oz

$40.50 oz

December 5, 1968

$40.45 oz

$40.35 oz

December 6, 1968

$40.35 oz

$40.50 oz

December 9, 1968

$40.62 oz

$40.60 oz

December 10, 1968

$40.67 oz

$40.62 oz

December 11, 1968

$40.75 oz

$40.95 oz

December 12, 1968

$41.30 oz

$40.98 oz

December 13, 1968

$40.90 oz

$41.00 oz

December 16, 1968

$40.98 oz

$40.97 oz

December 17, 1968

$41.20 oz

$41.23 oz

December 18, 1968

$41.83 oz

$41.90 oz

December 19, 1968

$41.67 oz

$41.73 oz

December 20, 1968

$41.65 oz

$41.70 oz

December 23, 1968

$41.70 oz

$41.60 oz

December 24, 1968

$41.70 oz

December 27, 1968

$41.70 oz

$41.75 oz

December 30, 1968

$42.00 oz

$41.90 oz

December 31, 1968

$41.95 oz

$41.90 oz


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1968 Cost of Living Context in then US dollar terms (USD)

Silver Prices 1968 Cost of Living Chart History SD Bullion SDBullion.com


1968 Car Prices (New)

BMW $2,597.00

Chevrolet, Impala, sport coupe $3,468.00

Toyota, Corona $1,930.00


Car Prices (Used)

1967, Ford Mustang, V8 $2,095.00

1965, Plymouth Sports Fury  $1,595.00

1959, Ford Convertible $200.00


1968 Employment Annual Salary

Accountant $7,500.00/year

Clerk $4,100.00/year

Clerk typist $75.00-85.00/week

Draftsman, junior $7,200.00/year

Engineer trainee $7,000.00-7,500.00/year

Math clerk $97.00/week

Salesman $8,500.00/year

Secretary, legal $110.00/week


1968 Real estate - Houses for sale

Hanover Twp., 3 bedrooms $39,900.00

Morris Twp., 4 bedrooms, colonial $49,500.00

Morristown, two family $19,500.00


1968 Real Estate - Houses for rent

Boonton, 2 bedrooms, $230.00/month

Lake Hopatcong, cottage, summer rental, $140.00/week

Mendham Boro, 4 bedrooms, $275.00/month


1968 Apartments, Rooms for Rent

Dover, efficiency $135.00/month

Morristown, Heritage House, 1 bedroom $155.00/month

Parsippany, Park Lake Village, 1 bedroom $120.00/month

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