On 4th April we said this. £100 billion. Now, 5,370 Imperial Tons will, we find, using a little £5-calculating-apparatus, take up about 270 cubic metres, or a cube of about 6.53 metres-a-side, which is 21 feet 5.5-inches-a-side, more or less. This will comfortable fit into an “AFFORDABLE HOUSE”, if you don’t want to be able to enter it, if you employ any available attic-space too, and if you also stack the left-over bullion-bars in the garden shed…..
I don’t think the crappy joists of the first floor, let alone the attic-space, will hold for long.
And if the price moves, what’s a couple of cubic metres of gold between friends, eh? The earth’s crust contains incalculably more gold, and other “strategic metals”, than we can imagine. Cue “unobtainium”.