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Re: The Value of Money

>On Wed, 4 May 1994 [email protected] wrote:
>> Actually, there is no connection between the gold and our money.  I.e.
>> you cannot take US $ to Fort Knox (or any other government location) and
>> get gold for it.
>> This is why some posters have referred to "fiat money" - the $ is money
>> because the government says it is.
>Unless of course you have a $ bill that is a specie note.  I have a few ten
>dollar bills that state that they are redeemable for specie.

You'll have much better luck taking them to a numismatist than to Fort
Knox.  Specie notes are, to the best of my knowledge, no longer redeemable
in specie.

Lefty ([email protected])
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