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Highest Ever Gold Price in Euros (EUR) €
The Greek economic & political crisis has hammered the euro, seeing euro gold price rise another 15% to break 962 on May 6th 2010.
The record high gold price in Euros has been broken many times. Notable high points include May 12th 2006 when the p.m. gold fix was €561.378, and January 3rd 2008 at €587.275. It has continued to break records, the most recent being 11th February at €635.908.
On Friday 12th May 2006, gold reached its record highest price ever in euros, the afternoon London Gold Fix was €561.378, although in US dollars it was still only $725.00.
Gold has only been fixed in Euros since 1st January 2000, before that date it is shown in two currencies only, the pound sterling and the US dollar.

Yet Again!
Shortly after we finished updating this page on 20th February 2008, gold shot up yet again in late trading, by about €12 per ounce, and hitting new record highs in all three gold fixing currencies.

And Again!
On 21st February 2008, gold broke all three currency price records yet again, at £482.759; $945.00; and €641.200 per ounce on the afternoon London Fix. Intraday trading was even higher at over $950, breaking another magic psychological barrier. Next stop $1,000?

Quick Summary Table
Entries in bold face signify a record high in that currency.
DateFixPrice £Price $Price €
21st January 1980P.M.£371.066$850.00N/A
23rd May 2001A.M.£199.683$283.85€330.712
24th May 2001P.M.£202.442$286.05€332.616
8th Feb 2002A.M.£216.107$305.10€349.605
5th Feb 2003A.M.£233.009$385.00€352.564
13th June 2005A.M.£236.051$425.60€353.400
13th June 2005P.M.£238.124$429.10€356.395
16th June 2005A.M.£237.004$431.50€356.446
16th June 2005P.M.£237.716$433.00€358.088
17th June 2005A.M.£239.154$436.05€359.540
20th June 2005A.M.£241.040$440.50€360.327
20th June 2005P.M.£241.070$439.35€361.605
24th June 2005P.M.£241.450$439.15€364.501
25th June 2005A.M.£243.513$442.95€367.289
15th September 2005P.M.£251.897$454.80€372.634
16th September 2005A.M.£252.884$458.10€373.350
16th September 2005P.M.£253.577$457.20€374.294
19th September 2005A.M.£243.513$442.95€367.289
19th September 2005P.M.£256.354$461.95€380.519
20th September 2005A.M.£260.503$470.00€386.609
22nd September 2005A.M.£261.839$472.75€386.866
27th September 2005A.M.£263.362$465.65€387.074
29th September 2005A.M.£267.523$472.50€391.596
29th September 2005P.M.£268.135$472.40€392.914
30th September 2005A.M.£268.825$473.40€393.516
10th October 2005A.M.£271.507$477.50€393.814
11th October 2005A.M.£271.172$475.50€394.934
11th October 2005P.M.£272.259$475.50€396.250
12th October 2005A.M.£273.820$478.50€398.983
14th November 2005A.M.£268.967$469.75€399.957
15th November 2005A.M.£269.792$467.55€400.128
15th November 2005P.M.£270.274$467.55€401.414
16th November 2005A.M.£272.178$470.65€402.334
16th November 2005P.M.£277.163$475.75€408.194
17th November 2005A.M.£279.750$480.75€411.672
17th November 2005P.M.£282.645$486.15€414.804
18th November 2005A.M.£284.855$487.90€417.615
22nd November 2005A.M.£287.883$493.00€421.116
25nd November 2005A.M.£288.365$495.70€421.624
25nd November 2005P.M.£288.347$493.00€422.078
28nd November 2005A.M.£290.853$497.30€424.789
1st December 2005P.M.£289.124$499.75€426.663
2nd December 2005A.M.£292.033$504.75€431.042
5th December 2005A.M.£291.773$505.00€431.513
6th December 2005A.M.£293.311$508.25€432.002
7th December 2005A.M.£295.751$512.30€436.818
7th December 2005P.M.£297.661$508.25€439.761
9th December 2005A.M.£299.857$524.75€445.081
12th December 2005A.M.£304.636$537.50€452.213
13th January 2006A.M.£309.688$547.25€453.510
13th January 2006P.M.£309.781$548.25€454.489
14th January 2006A.M.£315.867$559.40€460.601
14th January 2006P.M.£318.200$561.75€463.758
30th January 2006P.M.£319.353$565.00€467.174
31st January 2006A.M.£321.231$569.80€470.792
2nd February 2006A.M.£322.078$571.85€473.699
2nd February 2006P.M.£322.247$572.15€474.144
3rd February 2006P.M.£322.562$569.00€474.167
6th February 2006A.M.£324.694$570.00€475.000
6th February 2006P.M.£325.571$569.75€475.982
30th March 2006A.M.£332.624$578.50€479.089
30th March 2006P.M.£335.883$584.00€483.604
3rd April 2006A.M.£339.204$585.50€485.892
3rd April 2006P.M.£339.463$587.00€486.048
7th April 2006A.M.£341.026$597.00€489.545
10th April 2006A.M.£342.309$597.50€492.987
11th April 2006A.M.£343.849$599.50€494.433
18th April 2006A.M.£348.053$616.75€503.059
19th April 2006A.M.£348.990$623.75€504.530
19th April 2006P.M.£349.513$624.75€506.157
20th April 2006A.M.£361.469$644.50€521.862
2nd May 2006P.M.£360.061$661.00€523.481
3rd May 2006A.M.£367.263$675.25€534.344
5th May 2006A.M.£368.888$682.00€537.770
9th May 2006P.M.£370.663$691.25€542.114
10th May 2006A.M.£378.249$704.30€551.052
11th May 2006A.M.£379.149$707.00€555.687
11th May 2006P.M.£382.109$715.50€559.728
12th May 2006A.M.£382.739$725.75€561.378
12th May 2006P.M.£382.424$725.00€561.711
6th November 2007A.M.£392.129$817.56€562.973
6th November 2007P.M.£393.767$822.50€564.710
7th November 2007A.M.£400.471$841.75€573.555
2nd January 2008P.M.£427.824$846.75€576.452
3rd January 2008A.M.£438.485$865.75€587.275
8th January 2008A.M.£441.571$873.25€593.805
9th January 2008A.M.£452.154$887.85€603.528
11th January 2008A.M.£457.559$893.75€604.743
14th January 2008P.M.£460.674$902.00€606.387
15th January 2008P.M.£463.358$913.00€612.834
24th January 2008P.M.£461.947$909.25€617.949
25th January 2008P.M.£462.921$918.25€623.981
28th January 2008P.M.£464.217$921.75€623.985
29th January 2008P.M.£465.157$924.50€625.973
8th February 2008A.M.£468.958$914.00€631.172
8th February 2008P.M.£471.104$916.25€632.682
11th February 2008A.M.£474.372$925.50€635.908
21st February 2008A.M.£482.032$943.00€639.756
21st February 2008P.M.£482.759$945.00€641.200
3rd March 2008A.M.£492.697$978.25€644.943
3rd March 2008P.M.£496.684$988.50€647.857
17th March 2008A.M.£508.511$1,023.50€649.511
7th October 2008A.M.£507.190$881.75€651.219
8th October 2008A.M.£523.209$913.00€669.748
10th October 2008A.M.£542.810$918.00€675.845
23rd January 2009A.M.£644.233$873.00€681.339
23rd January 2009A.M.£644.233$873.00€682.420
26th January 2009A.M.£656.646$906.50€699.676
30th January 2009A.M.£641.635$918.50€713.398
30th January 2009P.M.£642.288$919.50€715.620
2nd February 2009A.M.£642.581$911.75€717.736
2nd February 2009P.M.£649.123$918.25€717.831
11th February 2009P.M.£653.795$938.00€727.583
12th February 2009A.M.£666.337$944.00€737.039
12th February 2009P.M.£663.746$943.25€740.094
17th February 2009A.M.£674.932$962.25€761.515
17th February 2009P.M.£678.584$968.00€766.976
18th February 2009A.M.£680.648$964.75€767.014
18th February 2009P.M.£679.447$964.00€767.944
19th February 2009A.M.£677.925$973.50€768.169
19th February 2009P.M.£684.133$980.50€771.561
20th February 2009A.M.£687.201$981.00€778.201
20th February 2009P.M.£690.353$989.00€782.437
24th November 2009A.M.£708.813$1170.25€782.933
25th November 2009P.M.£706.733$1179.75€783.107
26th November 2009A.M.£714.223$1183.00€784.223
26th November 2009P.M.£716.297$1182.75€787.240
2nd December 2009A.M.£727.104$1211.50€802.105
2nd December 2009P.M.£727.922$1212.50€804.312
3rd December 2009P.M.£728.382$1208.75€805.455
15th February 2010A.M.£701.212$1099.50€807.290
15th February 2010P.M.£701.309$1098.25€808.072
16th February 2010A.M.£710.577$1115.25€816.315
16th February 2010P.M.£713.075$1115.25€816.674
17th February 2010P.M.£709.845$1119.00€817.027
18th February 2010P.M.£714.240$1118.00€820.129
19th February 2010P.M.£721.815$1112.75€824.198
2nd March 2010A.M.£747.438$1116.00€826.973
2nd March 2010P.M.£752.857$1126.50€831.243
3rd March 2010A.M.£755.536$1136.25€834.067
5th March 2010A.M.£755.006$1135.00€834.989
5th March 2010P.M.£755.307$1135.00€836.527
6th April 2010A.M.£741.620$1124.00€837.743
6th April 2010P.M.£746.704$1132.75€847.133
7th April 2010P.M.£751.217$1142.00€854.726
8th April 2010A.M.£754.972$1146.50€862.744
9th April 2010A.M.£752.898$1156.00€863.009
26th April 2010A.M.£747.409$1154.00€867.800
28th April 2010A.M.£767.924$1164.25€884.285
30th April 2010P.M.£773.076$1179.25€887.388
4th May 2010A.M.£779.00$1184.25€901.462
4th May 2010P.M.£782.798$1185.€907.281
6th May 2010A.M.£783.088$1178.00€922.764
6th May 2010P.M.£787.385$1185.25€928.807
7th May 2010A.M.£825.602$1199.60€941.823
7th May 2010P.M.£818.581$1202.25€949.045
11th May 2010A.M.£815.074$1209.00€953.771
11th May 2010P.M.£824.065$1222.50€960.405
12th May 2010A.M.£831.825$1241.25€977.901
13th May 2010A.M.£836.664$1235.00€982.811
13th May 2010P.M.£841.150$1237.50€985.270
14th May 2010A.M.£852.664$1238.75€993.304
14th May 2010P.M.£848.662$1236.50€993.971
17th May 2010A.M.£852.682$1230.25€999.553
1st Jun 2010A.M.£843.359$1219.75€1006.390
1st Jun 2010P.M.£837.769$1227.75€1003.470
7th Jun 2010A.M.£840.019$1212.40€1012.190
7th Jun 2010P.M.£836.892$1215.00€1017.500
8th Jun 2010A.M.£867.450$1248.00€1048.030
30th Nov 2010A.M.£885.098$1375.00€1056.070
30th Nov 2010P.M.£890.856$1383.50€1063.820
6th Dec 2010P.M.£903.101$1415.25€1065.860
28th Dec 2010A.M.£912.43$1403.50€1069.900
28th Dec 2010P.M.£914.535$1412.50€1075.370
23rd May 2011A.M.£935.562$1508.50€1077.810
24th May 2011A.M.£942.224$1520.75€1078.850
24th May 2011P.M.£944.867$1527.00€1082.670
25th May 2011A.M.£947.884$1527.00€1084.130
25th May 2011P.M.£939.809$1526.25€1086.840
11th July 2011A.M.£966.318$1543.50€1092.120
11th July 2011P.M.£976.705$1555.50€1106.880
12th July 2011P.M.£977.001$1555.50€1107.340
13th July 2011A.M.£984.711$1571.50€1114.620
13th July 2011P.M.£988.358$1579.00€1121.050
18th July 2011A.M.£992.825$1598.25€1136.330
18th July 2011P.M.£994.279$1599.00€1136.700
1st August 2011P.M.£996.378$1623.00€1137.190
2nd August 2011A.M.£997.298$1624.00€1145.280
2nd August 2011P.M.£1005.800$1637.75€1147.370
3rd August 2011A.M.£1016.770$1667.50€1163.400
3rd August 2011P.M.£1019.020$1669.25€1166.570
4th August 2011A.M.£1018.200$1664.25€1170.610
4th August 2011P.M.£1028.280$1679.50€1186.170
8th August 2011A.M.£1040.944$1709.75€1195.211
9th August 2011A.M.£1080.982$1770.00€1241.757
10th August 2011P.M.£1094.706$1772.00€1246.921
11th August 2011A.M.£1105.745$1786.00€1254.390
18th August 2011P.M.£1109.759$1824.00€1276.149
19th August 2011A.M.£1126.914$1862.00€1299.281
22nd August 2011A.M.£1139.550$1877.75€1303.179
23rd August 2011P.M.£1136.419$1876.00€1303.955
2nd September 2011P.M.£1157.562$1854.00€1318.927
5th September 2011A.M.£1174.667$1896.50€1341.136
5th September 2011P.M.£1178.922$1895.00€1345.594

Error Check
On 11th May 2010, we noticed that the a.m. fixes in euros on 2nd and 3rd December 2009 were shown as being identical at 802.105.
While this could be a coincidence, we believe it is more likely to be an error, and have asked the LBMA to check this. We will publish the outcome here as soon as we hear from them.

Record High in Beijing
The record price in Chinese Yuan was achieved on Tuesday 4th April 2006, according to the Beijing Daily newspaper, hitting 170 yuan per gram (21.25 dollars).
"Gold has never been sold at such a high price in Beijing," said Wang Jian, general manager of the Gongmei Mansion Gold Store, told the paper. "I doubt whether consumers will hesitate to buy gold ornaments now," he said.
Gold dealers in China's capital reacted cautiously in raising prices, fearing a drop in sales despite the fact that prices in southern China had surged to 178 yuan (22.25 dollars) per gram.
China is the world's third-biggest market for gold after India and the United States, according to the World Gold Council, an industry organization. Last year Chinese demand for gold rose 8 percent to more than 250 tons

Record High Gold Price in US Dollars
The previous all-time record high gold price in US dollars was reached on 21st January 1980, fixing at $850.00 on that day's p.m. fix.
This morning (12th May 2006), gold fixed at $725.75, a 25 year record, but still 15% below the highest recorded dollar price. Many now believe that it is only a matter of time before gold hits its all time high in US dollars also, perhaps on its way to $1,000+. Who knows? We certainly would not want to bet against it!

Highest Ever Gold Price in Pounds Sterling

Where Next?
Where does it go from here?
Gazing into our crystal ball, we would be surprised if it did not go on to break the all-time high in US dollars before too long.

Why? & Where Next?

Highest Gold Prices Summary in 3 Currencies
Simplified table with only the latest peak prices shown.

2010 LBMA Gold Price Forecasts
In U.S. Dollars

Lowest Recent Gold Price

Bull Market?
Does the drop after this price peak mean an end to the gold bull market, we believe not, more of a correction.

Highest Historical Silver Bullion Price & Lowest Recent Silver Price
The all-time high price for silver was hit on 18th January 1980 at $49.45 (21.65) per troy ounce fuelled by Nelson Bunker Hunt's cornering of the market.
Silver then hit a post Bunker Hunt low of $3.54750 or £1.83250 per ounce on 25th February 1991.
In late 2010, silver has broken through a 30 year high of $30 per ounce.

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