Gold had reached $1,417.51 in August 2013 on the spot market.
The gold price has hit a fresh all-time high in Australian dollar terms, having broken through the A$2,000/oz mark last week to touch $2,033.46/oz earlier today.
It is currently trading above A$2,015/oz.
Global market futures were mixed for the start of the final week in the first half of the year.
Ausdrill (ASX: ASL) was a standout on the S&P/ASX200 in afternoon trade, up more than 13% after announcing its subsidiary Barminco had secured an A$800 million underground mining services contract in Botswana.
Africa-focused developer Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN) continues its rise, gaining 3.56% on Friday to close above C$4 for the first time since January 2018 and representing a gain of almost 72% year-to-date.
Gold producer Eldorado Gold (TSX: ELD) was among the better performers in Toronto, up 5.65% on no news.
Meanwhile uranium equities Energy Fuels and Ur-Energy closed slightly higher on Friday after Bloomberg reported the US Commerce Department recommended the White House take steps to protect the domestic production of uranium, citing a national security risk.
The US-traded shares of Energy Fuels (NYSE American: UUUU) and Ur-Energy (NYSE American: URG) were both up about 1.6%.