Bernard von NotHaus - Monetary Architect of the Liberty Dollar
UPDATE: On March 18, 2011 Bernard von NotHaus was convicted in Federal District Court in Statesville, North Carolina on charges of making counterfeit coins, uttering counterfeit coins and defrauding the United States. Three additional defendants are awaiting their trial. The case received wide coverage when US Attorney Anne M. Tompkins classified BVNH as a “unique terrorist” in a post trial statement.
Bernard von NotHaus is the most engaging monetary activists in the country today. In September 2006, the US Mint issued a warning that his silver based Liberty Dollar currency was illegal! So von NotHaus sued the US Mint, Secretary of the Treasury and the Department of Justice in early 2007. The government retaliated by raiding Liberty Dollar warehouse and seized nine tons of gold, silver, platinum and copper.
The raid landed von NotHaus on CNN, CNBC, front page of the Washington Post and dozens of other national newspapers.
The world's foremost expert on private currencies and alternative economics is not backing down. He thinks it is ludicrous that the government would even try to make people think that they can’t use their own gold and silver in any manner they wish. To articulate the point, von NotHaus penned his Second Law of Money: Any law that purports to prohibit an American citizen from using a piece of gold or silver (or, for that matter, anything) in voluntary transactions between consulting adults is preposterous, antagonistic to a free market, and totally without legal merit.
Since von NotHaus retired in 1999 after 25 years as MintMaster at the Royal Hawaiian Mint, he has appeared in "Making Money" on The Learning Channel and Paul Harvey's News & Comment. Over the past three decades, his work has been featured by most major newspapers, numerous books, print media, radio and television.
In 1974, von NotHaus wrote, "To Know Value" – his first economic research paper. In 1997 he wrote "Free Market Currency" and proposed the world's first working model for an Organic Monetary Standard. In 1998, with the support of other concerned Americans, he introduced the Liberty Dollar to exemplify the principles of a free market, value backed, private currency that is free from government control. In 2003, he wrote "The Liberty Dollar SOLUTION to the Federal Reserve", a 500-page treatise.
Von NotHaus well known in the numismatic community as an original thinker who relishes the type of complex problems he encountered while designing and developing the Liberty Dollar, a money owned by the people, not the Federal Reserve.
Currently BVNH is a the convicted Monetary Criminal of the Liberty Dollar organization, a non-profit, free enterprise entity that to date has distributed over $60 million Liberty Dollars when revalued to the $50 Silver Base. Over 250,000 Americans hold the “inflation proof” Liberty Dollar currency to protect their purchasing power.
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