I'm reporting from the largest coin show on the west coast Friday. Hundreds of dealers are expected at the Santa Clara Convention Center for a show put on by Collectors Universe.
Gold is up 36 percent in a year.
The World Gold Council says global demand reached a 10-year high in 2010. In particular, demand for bars and coins jumped 35 percent in the fourth quarter, thanks in large part to huge buying by Chinese investors. Demand in the U.S. actually fell during that period, despite a spike in buying last November with QE2. But a lot of U.S. investors have started stocking up on silver instead, where the price has more than doubled in less than a year. (Track Gold Prices Here)