Want to start a community
currency by "just doing it?" As more and more of us buy silver and gold
coins, there are increasing opportunities to use our coins to transact.
Whenever I travel, I bring back coins from around the world to give
to the children and young people in my life. I am hoping to interest them in far away
places and the role of currency in networking us together. For Christmas and birthdays,
I also give them gold and silver coins. Increasingly, I wanted a tool that would make
translating between US dollars and precious metal coins effortless.
One day I was talking with Franklin Sanders about how to make this
easy for me. He said that he thought there were many folks who would transact with
gold and silver coins if they had a simple calculator. So we decided to build a web
site to provide one -- www.silverandgoldaremoney.com.
We called it that because, in fact, silver and gold are money. If
we use our coins to transact in our daily lives, then the value of the currency in
our pockets is going up rather than going down like the US dollar.
- Catherine Austin Fitts