Comment: Agree on "junk" silver.

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Agree on "junk" silver.

As far as the gold ban between 1933-1973, essentially all of it (excl. industrial gold fillings, pre-1933 numismatic collectibles and a few other minor exceptions).

The "banking emergency" were bank closures where the banks and FBI went through safety deposit boxes removing gold and replacing it with FRNs.

The gold that was confiscated then went (presumably) to Fort Knox.

Bartering, trading or hoarding gold thereafter (until 1973) was illegal.

While I do not believe the government will confiscate pre-65 silver coin, it very well will attempt to outlaw "barter", make it subject to arrest and asset forfeiture.