In 1933 our govt made it ILLEGAL FOR CITIZENS, TO OWN ANY FORM OF GOLD, and you had to trade it in for worthless paper money, TO THE FED RESERVE BANK. If you violated this LAW, you got a $10,000 fine, or 10 years in jail, OR BOTH. THEN they increased the price of gold substantially, so they could load their own pockets. This is all fact. Check it out. Good old Franklin Roosevelt, broke several federal laws, doing this. But don’t worry, he didn’t go to jail. What a relief.