The three kilogram bars representing 96.46 ounces came back to the registered category at Brinks.
This brings the total ounces of deliverable (registered) gold down to a new low of 640,552 ounces for this leg of the gold bull market.
The 'owners per ounce' of registered gold is still bumping around the all time high of 59 potential claims per ounce. For the interest of those who have asked, I include the comparable charts for silver this evening as well.
As claims are presented at these prices, gold will have to be delivered. If the gold becomes scarce at these prices, higher prices may be called for to make additional supply available. The bullion banks can continue to resort to leasing gold from the central banks and using it to settle claims, but that particular game seems to be coming to a sad and sorry end. When Germany asked for the return of its gold and was flatly refused, we heard the faint sounds of a fat lady preparing to sing.
Weighed and found wanting.
Stand and deliver.