Both Gold and Silver are available for investment in the form of bullion and paper certificates. Physical bullion is produced by many private and government mints both in the USA and worldwide. This option is most commonly found in bar, coin, and round form, with a vast amount of sizes available for each.
Buying gold certificates is another way to invest in metals. This is different from owning bullion unencumbered and outright because you are never actually taking physical ownership of the gold. While some investors enjoy the ease of buying paper gold, some prefer to see and hold their precious metals first-hand.
According to Us Government, Gold Value is 208 Billion which equates to 147 troy announces
tonnes of gold
The United States holds the number one spot with over 8,000 tonnes of gold in its vaults * Forbes
Since the removal of Gold Standard in the US. $240/oz to over $1300/oz in less than 50 years