In this July 27, 2011 photo, buyer Davis Hardgrove looks over a gold chain as his seller stacks silver coins also brought in to sell at a coin shop, in Seattle. The price of gold is streaking past ... more 
In this July 27, 2011 photo, buyer Davis Hardgrove looks over a gold chain as his seller stacks silver coins also brought in to sell at a coin shop, in Seattle. The price of gold is streaking past $1,700 an ounce Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, for the first time as investors, beset by worries about debt and slowing global growth, seek safety in the metal. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Elaine Thompson
Mon, Aug 8, 2011 8:48 AM EDT