The US has just over 8,100 tonnes of gold reserves which is like 30% of the worlds reserves. So if the government is so sure about the economy, why we got so much gold? Another question...At what price would gold have to go to for us to get back on the gold standard. Would it have to go high enough that we could pay our deficit off? That would mean gold hitting about $43,000 per oz. Thats some serious hyperinflation there.