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free gold


government gold not part of national reserve gold held by a government but not pledged as a reserve for the government's currency

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Definitions of ’free gold’ and meaning of ’free gold’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’free gold’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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