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Davis Hardgrove performs a "scratch test" on a piece of gold jewelry that a customer brought in to sell at a coin shop, in Seattle. On Wednesday gold traded at $1,793 an ounce, up 26 percent this year.

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A big bounce, ounce by ounce, as gold takes off

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