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Bimetallism and Trimetallism

The basis of the American Open Currency Standard is pure .999 fine Silver. In fact, one of the few things the AOCS actually does is define the relationship between Currency Trade Units and ounces of fine silver. In a nutshell, it’s the main reason we exist. According to the Standard and present live market price…

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Facing Up to Face Value

I am often asked about the face value when I’m speaking to a merchant, potential currency officer or customer about AOCS silver and the AOCS model. Where does the “fifty” come from anyway? Who decided to value an ounce of silver at fifty and why do we need to even bother with a face value?…

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