Visualizing All The Silver In The World

Tyler Durden's picture

The historical cumulative Gold-to-Silver production ratio is 1:10.7; the price ratio of Silver-to-Gold is currently around 1:50. Demonocracy enables us to visualize the 1.411 million tonnes of Silver that has been mined in history and compares that to the world government reserve holdings (and gold).


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wee-weed up's picture

Wicked Witch Blythe is melting....

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

Calling Dr Paul Krugman, calling Dr Krugman!

Stat!  Report to the White House or you local Chase branch!

espirit's picture

Can't visualize it all.  Lots was lost in "boating accidents"!

THX 1178's picture

29665 tonnes is about 870 million Toz. Obviously all of those ETFs don't actually hold that silver... they amount to little more than naked shorts-- supression schemes. but does this number (29665) include silverware and silver STUFF in general? How many Toz are on Earth above ground is my question.

Thomas's picture

GFMS estimates about a billion ounces of above-ground silver bullion (available silver), consistent with this number. Because we dropped from 14 billion ounces in 1900 to a one billion today, I figure another decade pretty much ought to wipe us out. That will be a serious short squeeze. NB-You are gonna have to have possession of the physical once this squeeze takes place because it will be a shortage that drives the price, not some Wall Street nimrod.

Midas's picture

I guess this would be as good a spot as any to ask if you guys have seen this new fun product from Northwest Territorial mint:

SafelyGraze's picture

nice infographic

in the first line, you had me at pocketknife

Vlad Tepid's picture

The TSA will be at your front door momentarily.  Please do not attempt to resist.

palmereldritch's picture

God I love that chick on the sofa.

I shall call her Lana....LANA...LANNNNNAAAAAAAAA!!!

fuu's picture

Silver bitchez!

fucking slackers

HoofHearted's picture

That last picture is a picture of my house and my back yard. If only it were true....

GetZeeGold's picture



Just got a 1947 dime in my change from Sam's dog! It's sitting right by my monitor.


It doesn't take much to make me happy.

QE49er's picture

Somebody throw that 777,225 Ton silver cube in the deep Pacific please (keep your hands off of my stash)...But would the $ of Silver go up finally? Not sure...

Frozen's picture

Hey I heard about your unfortunate boating incident.  Shame, really

jumbo maverick's picture

I have a peep hole in my front door I can use to line up the 7.62x54 and BAM it will go thru the door, into douchebag number 1 all the way out douchebag number 1 and into douchebag number 2. Douchebag number 3 depending on where he is standing will either get hit as well or he will crap his pants.

Either way he will be in the such a disrupted state of mind that I can send a follow up shot before I have to take other actions.

francis_sawyer's picture

You might make it all the way to Douchebag number 4 if his name happens to be John Connelly...

GetZeeGold's picture



You should be PC and just use a shotgun like uncle Joe.


He's a bumbling idiot....but we love him.

DosZap's picture

You should be PC and just use a shotgun like uncle Joe.

The one he say's to shoot thru the door,will be banned.

So what do you use then?.

Feinsteins bill will ban all pump, and semi auto shotguns.

Double Barrel, and that's it.

Urban Roman's picture

In that case, the bullet will actually make a U turn ...

Go Tribe's picture

Pathetic. You can't even find .223s in silver. Damned government!

Dr. Richard Head's picture

You see? There is not enough gold and silver to use in the current price! ;(|)

Conax's picture

I don't even know if they still make them or how much they cost now, but I have a nice stack of Winchester Silvertips for me .45.  (185 grn hp)

When I picked them up (at an evil gun show) they were 11 bux-a-box o' 50.

I believe they are jacketed in a silver alloy.  (Well, they look silver)

Soon as I down a werewolf, I'll file a full report. 

Unless they're fake and he gets me.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Why isn't the price of silver going up at least as fast as the Federal Reserve Monetary Base?

Ag Tex's picture

Unlimited: naked shorts, ETFs, leased metals, paper certificates, exponential fractional reserve re-hypothication...  Lots and lots of paper and even more digitized entries.

25 billion ounces?  Hmmm.  APPL delayed product roll out due to silver shortages in the manufacturing process.  The United States Mint was temporarily sold out of 2013 American Eagle Silver Bullion coins in January. Silver will be the main dynamic to soon bring down the global money changers and their minions.

GetZeeGold's picture



Just throw some hot QE cash on that's totally free.

WhiteNight123129's picture

A piece on the December 5th 1935 nationalization of Silver in 1935, on China currency reform and United States wrecking the Chinese economy through Silver manipulation. I guess the tables have turned!!!

enloe creek's picture

some dumbass thinks equities are the place to make money. momentum play I guess. PM etf are net sellers too.  but in a market with fewer buyers the price is volitile.  what few buyers there are must be very long term value buyers. I hpe they have enogh funds to carry the price above support.

new game's picture


cash is chasing best returns

PM is anti-money so as to be by the likes of CB, tres, regulators, WB, the club, ect.

we be fighting the ptb and there club

they have the power of regulators in pocket.

what is real is the outcome

then the value will be determined by real mkt forces

in the mean time xtreme patience....

its a psyc opps to purge weak the links out.

steadfast with the knowledge...



Thomas's picture

And the numbers show 44 billion ounces mined in total. We've saved nothing. Where have I heard that before?

Jayacts's picture

Sprott says it's around a billion ounces.


If one guy, or multiple parties, drop 32 B (on the real thing) it's all gone!


It's a small, small market.

Jayacts's picture

Sprott says it's around a billion ounces.


If one guy, or multiple parties, drop 32 B (on the real thing) it's all gone!


It's a small, small market.

Crash Overide's picture

THX, you might be on to something there...  lol

Crash Overide's picture

Does anyone have a picture of paper silver stacked next to real silver?  That might be fun to look at?

Is it stating the obvious that Jamie Dimon knows what that looks like...?

hedgeless_horseman's picture



I'd rather visualize these tits than bullion bars...

...more fun to play with, and easy to recognize fakes.

Ladies get 20 and feel the pleasure of fondling your own tube.

espirit's picture

Can't think of anything better than PM's with tits, unless maybe it's Orly's frozen chicken breasts.

glenlloyd's picture

Orly's frozen chicken with 10% horse meat!

francis_sawyer's picture

Chick-Fil-A new slogan... 'EAT MOAR HORSE'

akak's picture

And magically, available at the exact same price since 1988!

That's because, as JimmyJames so carefully explained to us, constant inflation-adjusted prices prove that there is no inflation!

(I'm sorry, I STILL can't stop laughing at that one!  That was the most comically idiotic thing I have EVER read in any comment on ZeroHedge!)

MisterMousePotato's picture

Yeah. I was following your conversation with JJ. That was really, really weird. Not sure if it was an example of sophistry or someone whose IQ outstripped his intelligence or what. Just too weird to be dismissed as stupid.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Makes AnAnonymous appear sagacious in comparison.

IrritableBowels's picture

How about PM's with tits on one side, and on the other an eagle devouring a squirming snake? If that doesn't get you off, then try the new Libertads- they have seven pictured ways an eagle can eat a snake. (sorry, no seven pairs of tits)

samcontrol's picture

not really, way to small.

GetZeeGold's picture



You're just not creative enough.

Intoxicologist's picture

Libertads are my favorite coin.  They're beautiful!

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Unlike Eagles, they were NEVER the currency or property of the USA,

plus they are recognized on both sides of the Rio Grande,

and low premiums, too!