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Mike Maharrey: Did FDR really confiscate everybody's gold?

Section: Confiscation

By Mike Maharrey
Money Metals Exchange, Eagle, Idaho
Friday, May 31, 2024

Did the U.S. government really try to confiscate Americans' gold?

The short answer is ... well, there isn't a short answer. It's a complicated subject with more nuance than most people give it.

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How serious is the threat of gold confiscation?

Section: Confiscation

11:30p ET Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Doug Casey's colleague at International Man, Jeff Thomas, today ruminates on the possibility that in a currency crisis, such as one prompted by an anti-U.S. bloc's creation of a gold-backed currency, the U.S. government will resort to some form of confiscation of gold from investors.

Australian law provides for gold confiscation -- and it's not unique

Section: Confiscation

9:45p ET Sunday, January 26, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Writing tonight for The Market Oracle, Paul Behan notes that a mechanism for government confiscation of privately held gold is already explicitly part of the law in Australia. Behan's commentary is headlined "Gold and Silver Confiscation? It's Written In the Law" and it's posted at The Market Oracle here:

Treasury claims power to seize gold and silver -- and everything else

Section: Confiscation

1p ET Saturday, October 6, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Because of recent inquiries to GATA about the possibility of an attempt by the U.S. Government to confiscate privately held gold and silver bullion and coins and shares in companies mining the precious metals, we're republishing here the correspondence between GATA and the U.S. Treasury Department on the subject in 2005.