I not only have a couple of gold pans (colored green so the gold is easier to see) but I also have a metal detector. I have not been too good at finding gold on my own, so that is why a long time ago I joined the G.P.A.A. (Gold Prospectors of America Association). I only went to two of their "outings" where we all participated in the common dig and on our "free time" we could do our own prospecting.
Here is a picture of the gold that we found and later divided up on one of the outings:
And enlarged some:
OK, that is ancient history and so is the following.
Did you know the Executive Order issued on April 5th, 1933 stated that all Americans were to turn over all gold coin, gold bullion, and gold certificates to a Federal reserve Bank, branch or agency, or to any member of the Federal Reserve System? Here, I will paste the order so you can read what ever part of it you want to. (Click to enlarge it if you want to read the fine print.)
Of course I am not old enough to remember this. I was born ten years after that order. Now all you readers are gold to me and I want you to have a golden day, you hear?