Alternative forms of currency being used in the U.S.?

Discussion in 'Financial Cents' started by JadedGray, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. JadedGray

    JadedGray Monkey+

    I have just started buying junk silver in the event of a SHTF situation. I'm a city boy with no experience in barter or quid pro quo type deals. I was just curious as to how to go about using silver if the dollar ever dies or the ATM machines stop working. I can just imagine walking into a grocery store around here and trying to purchase $100.00 worth of food or supplies with a handful of pre-65 quarters! I have read that there are places in the U.S. that deal in alternate forms of currency like silver/gold etc. Any examples?
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  2. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    Here ya go...
    Alternative Currency
  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I think we're a long way away from being able to walk into a store with some silver coins and getting something other than face value for them.

    My silver collection is for long time down the road barter and then wealth preservation (post-recovery) We ain't going to be at the bottom forever.

    To your question, there are some towns that have adopted a local currency that is accepted alongside FRNs for goods and services. I don't live in one.
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