Yes, there was a half dime, and there were also half cents, and 3 cent pieces.
Yes..we did indeed. Quite correct..and they did indeed conform to the "Standard " of just weights and measures....in content and size. I have a couple of half dimes in my collection. I am not into the pennies so much.
But at the failing price of copper..that might be a good idea to get a few...if for nothing else than their historical value..which is the main reason I have them.
We have had talk of doing away with the penny, so everything would round off the the nearest nickle.
Yes..this is what logical reasonable men do rather than keep a standard..they go to fluctuating standards where everything floats. Will they nickle up or nickle down??? What do you think??
How big do you think a silver dollar would be at today's silver rates? How are you going to control any of that when the price fluctuates daily worldwide.
Your joking with me here right. Your not showing your public education are you??? Seriously..I mean it.
A silver dollar never was a silver dollar ...it was a dollar of silver by weight ..fixed.
What is fluctuating is the value of our paper monies..our fiat phony monies..not the gold or silver. If people could ever think outside the box of emotions and public education..they would realize this.
Go out an try to purchase a real silver dollar..a real dollar of silver by weight ..today...then go back in about a year and try to buy the same dollar of silver by weight and see what happens. It is our phony paper money which is fluctuating..not the silver. You certainly don't buy more silver when you purchase this commodity. You just pay more in cheaper paper monies.
It is the dollar which is fluctuating now that it is not tied to silver or gold..and they are also cheating in the copper now too.
Even when I go out and buy silver by the troy ounce..ounces 99.9% pure...the price fluctuation in paper monies.
You don't need to be a genius to understand this. So what gives with you here Greeny2??
You don't usually get more house today ..but like the silver and gold..it costs you more in inflated dollars. It is the dollar itself which is taking a nose dive and fluctuating. The very thing which is being attempted to be hidden from us by the media as well as government. ....who is also financing public education.
Some of this is demand fluctuation but in a fiat phony paper money system the trend will always be up..in prices because the government is not going to stop printing or issuing them. ..until the whole thing collapses.
There has never been falling prices in an unbacked money. And no matter what they tell you ...our money is unbacked.
Real money never has to be backed...real money speaks for itself. Common sense..Greeny2...but this too is never taught in public schools.
The 1897 silver dollar I am carrying in my pocket right now ..does not need to be backed..it is a dollar. Real money...lawful money does not need to be backed....ever...it stands on its own merits and demerits.
To my knowledge Greeny2...all the nations of the world are now on the phony fiat money system. The one nation which threatened the system of phony money by working towards issuing their own gold money..has been overthrown and the Muslim Brotherhood installed in its place..Libya.
I found this very interesting.
The nation which is now demanding gold for their oil...Iran...is now in the cross hairs of the nations which are on the phony fiat money and banking system. I find this very interesting too.
It is one thing to piss in the face of a nation like the United States...no problem. It is another thing entirely to go against the world banking system and threaten its workings with a real gold and silver economy..based on precious metals. To operate outside this rigged system. That will have to be straightened out ..no matter what the cost or to whom.
When the gold and silver are not held at stable values, something has to change, so the system stays stable. Now all commodities change on a daily basis, but none so dramatic as Gold, Silver, Platinum. They also in the days of the founding Fathers, ever invisioned some day when their uses would be for anything but money and beauty. Nobody thought about electronics, catalitic converters, and I'm sure something in that Nuke Plant you work at. The space shuttle main engine has enough gold in it to buy you a mansion.
You still dont get it at all Greeny2. It is not the gold and other precious metals which change..it is the currency being used to purchase them which is changing.
You are wrong about one thing, taking off "In God We Trust", the motto off our coins and money, becasue now more than ever, we need to "Trust in God" concerning our money and economy.
I am not saying that we don't need God..Not saying that at all Greeny2. I am saying that "In God We Trust " means nothing when it is obvious to thinking people that our government has privily and secretly switched gods and told no one they had done this. Switched to the god of unjust weights and measures from the God of Just weights and Measures.
In this I am in Agreement with the Atheists on the "In God We Trust " on the coinage and bills. It is meaningless. A joke on the people...and the public trust.
It is also "Whoredom."
The buying, selling, and trading of everything in the country for lucre.
The world population, and the ratio of precious metals has gotten so far apart, there is not that amount of Gold or Silver to have that standard. Is the piece of paper or metal in the coin have a melt value equal, no it does not, but neither does the rest of the worlds money. Our money is backed up by many other things, other than gold and silver, it is far from void of value.
Wow!! So how does this explain the failure of money systems around the world when they are all not using gold and precious metals?? How do you explain this failure Greeny2???.....ie..the Euro??? Greece?? Public Education???
Remember what economists are ...men of letters ..highly educated ..bankers too. Businessmen too.
The Hungarian Pengo would be an example of this.
What I will agree on is the fact our money and stamps have totally lost their appeal for collectible value.
I agree..even the quality of printed items has fallen drastically. The olde notes were indeed a thing of beauty. It appears to me that even the ink is of an inferior quality to what was previously used.
It also looks to me that with the new notes they have put alot of good engravers out of work and substituted something of very generic and poor quality.
I just managed to pick up an olde dollar note...one of the olde bigger/wider ones. It cost me some 35 dollars and is not in particularly collectable condition..but I wanted one as a token of history. Ive never owned one of the olde wide notes...issued before today's sizes.
Gotta go...things to get done here today.