Comparing Recent U.S. Presidents: New Debt Added vs. Precious Metals Production

Comparing Recent U.S. Presidents: New Debt Added vs. Precious Metals Production

Recent U.S. Presidents: Debt vs. Coins Added

While precious metals can’t be produced out of thin air, U.S. debt can be financed through central bank money creation. In fact, U.S. debt has skyrocketed in recent years under both Democrat and Republican administrations.

This infographic from Texas Precious Metals compares the increase in public debt to the value of gold and silver coin production during U.S. presidencies. Total Production by Presidential Term

We used U.S. public debt in our calculations, a measure of debt owed to third parties such as foreign governments , corporations, and individuals, while excluding intragovernmental holdings. To derive the value of U.S. minted gold and silver coins, we multiplied new ounces produced by the average closing price of gold or silver in each respective year.Here’s how debt growth stacks up against gold and silver coin production during recent U.S. presidencies:Over each consecutive term, gold and silver coin […]

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