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38 Incredible Facts About The Modern U.S. Dollar

We’ve previously showed you 31 Fascinating Facts About the Dollar’s Early History, which highlighted the history of U.S. currency before the 20th century. This was a very interesting period in which we looked at the money used by the first colonists, the extreme bust of the Continental currency, the era of privately-issued bank notes, and Congress’ […]

Arizona Governor Signs Bill To Repeal State Capital Gains Taxes On Gold & Silver

Via SchiffGold.com, Good news for precious metals investors in Arizona. On Monday, Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill into law that eliminates states capital gains taxes on gold and silver specie. It's tax repeal will not only benefit Arizonans who invest in gold and silver, it will also facilitate their use as currency and undermine […]

Cash No Longer King: Europe Accelerates Move To Begin Elimination Of Paper Money

Submitted by Shaun Bradley via TheAntiMedia.org, In the shadow of Donald Trump’s spree of controversial actions, the European commission has quietly launched the next offensive in the war on cash. These unelected bureaucrats have boldly asserted their intention to crack down on paper transactions across the E.U. and solidify a trend that has been gaining […]

The History Of Money (In One Simple Infographic)

Today’s infographic from Mint.com highlights the history of money, including the many monetary experiments that have taken place since ancient times…   Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist As VisualCapitalist's Jeff Desjardins notes, some innovations have stood the test of time – precious metals, for example, have been used for thousands of years. Paper money and banknotes are also […]

Nobel Prize Winner Tells Davos’ Elite, US Should “Get Rid Of Currency”

Submitted by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, In the mid-1800s at a time when the United Kingdom was still the dominant superpower in the world, an English scientist named Francis Galton wrote a series of papers arguing for the selective breeding of human beings. Galton’s ideas became known as eugenics. The concept was that genius and […]

This Is What Venezuela’s New, Vertical, Banknotes, Now With Added Zeros Look Like

We’ve all been eagerly waiting to see them: Venezuela’s crisp,brand new yet soon to be hyperinflated with many more zeros banknotes, and finally, after various failed attempts to deliver the new bills to Caracas (which according to Maduro were at least partially aborted due to pesky CIA meddling) they have arrived. And they are vertical. […]

War On Cash Escalates: Australia Proposes Ban On $100 Bill; No Cash Within 10 Years?

Submitted by Michael Shedlock via MishTalk.com, Global financial repression has picked up steam. Australian citizens are likely the next victim. AU News reports Government Floats $100 Note Removal. SAY goodbye to the $100 note.   Australia looks set to follow in the footsteps of Venezuela and India by abolishing the country’s highest-denomination banknote in a […]

These Countries Have Nearly “Eliminated Cash From Circulation”

The cashless society is catching up to all of us. As SHTFPlan.com's Mac Slavo notes, Most of Europe has shifted that way, and now India is forcing the issue. In the United States, people are being acclimated to it, and may soon find that no other option is practical in the highly-digitized online world.   […]

Sweden Begins Planning Transition From Cash To Digital Currency

In the aftermath of the ECB halting production of the €500 banknote, and more recently, India phasing out its highest denomination bills instantly eliminating some 86% of the cash in circulation as increasingly more countries make a move toward a cash-free society, another central bank – the world’s oldest – has started planning its own […]

“There’s Chaos Everywhere” – Indians Angry As ATMs Run Dry After Cash Ban

The blowback from the world's latest strike in the war on cash is unraveling fast in India. This week's decision by PM Modi to ban some high-denomination banknotes (on the premise of fighting corruption) has left "chaos everywhere" according to one official who accused the prmeier of wreaking havoc on the poorest Indians. As Reuters […]