it's just a coincidence but maybe instead it's a propaganda campaign
launched by the British government and the Bank of England to assuage
growing international concerns about the oversubscription, lending, and
swapping of Western central bank reserves.
a few days ago, the Bank of England invited videojournalist Brady Haran
and University of Nottingham chemistry Professor Martyn Poliakoff to
tour its gold vault for a fascinating lecture in which the professor
discussed gold's remarkable qualities. (Of course gold's most remarkable
quality may be its capacity to replicate itself to infinity in the
hands of a central bank -- just like ordinary money.)''