So there are these Dime Cards that you can buy now at Don’t Tread on Meme. These guys use the government’s own junk silver and package it with their own brands. It’s awesome cool!
If you have a brand that you want circulated through a particular
market, I would recommend that you buy yourself a couple bags of junk
silver (or go dig them up out of that geocash) and have Don’t Tread on Meme teach you how to manufacture Dime Cards.
If your goal is to penetrate a market with your brand, selling junk
silver dimes that are individually packaged with your brand may be just
the marketing medium you want. Imagine putting your logo, your slogan,
your mission, your meme, your domain, your QR code… on MONEY… passed
from hand to hand via mutual exchanges of value. What could be better
But does the card actually add value to the dime?
I would say that it adds value in 3 ways. First it educates people
that silver is money. Second it acts as a holder for the coin… meh.
Third it creates the opportunity for enterprises to buy little
billboards on units of exchange that will flow through society.
I contend that only people who are attracted to the meme on the card
would pay higher than spot price for the silver dime. But more
importantly, only people who want to spread a particular meme will
actually allow that money to circulate.
Liberty geeks might want to collect all 21, or 47, or 1026 brands of
dime cards that are created… but that does not mean that the silver will
So I believe that for the idea to be a success, enterprises will have
to swallow the price of dime card manufacturing and sell them at melt
to people in the market that they wish to penetrate. Even then though we
are still fighting Gresham’s Law…
From the Wikipedia: Gresham’s law is
an economic principle that states: “When a government compulsorily
overvalues one type of money and undervalues another, the undervalued
money will leave the country or disappear from circulation into hoards,
while the overvalued money will flood into circulation.” It
is commonly stated as: “Bad money drives out good”, but is more
accurately stated: “Bad money drives out good if their exchange rate is
set by law.”
Who is going to spend silver while people are still stupid enough to
take worthless paper? Answer; logical people will save silver and spend
their paper as long as they can me thinks… which is about 10 more
So yeah I realize that the Freedom’s Phoenix cadre are are gearing up for; D2Z ~ the day the dollar drops to zero.
As Ernest Handcock repeats “I know where it goes from here.”
If they don’t spend they will show a friend! Marketers
who start a dime card program should not fear dime card collectors
taking the cards out of circulation. People who don’t spend them,
obviously love them and will show them to a bunch of other people. And
people who do not like them, will just spend them as quick as possible.
So you can think of the journey of each dime card through the market
place as a trip to the person who appreciates them most.
Another thing to think of is your initial investment per unit; dime
plus cost of manufacturing is 3 or 4 bucks. But if you lock in the price
of silver now buy buying your bag of dimes, you may not mind selling
off the cards at the market melt price when your input costs are dwarfed
by the meteoric rise of the price of silver that Douglas Casey predicts.
But what if you don’t want to be in the business of selling dimes and
you think that at 3$ per unit they are a little pricey to be giving
away. Shire Silver has a very similar product to dime cards only Ron Helwig uses flat
silver strips or gold wire to measure out units of bullion as small as
1/2 a gram. With the Shire Silver method you can make a
little billboard on real money for your brand for as little as 1$ per
Now just give them away to people in your target market and let the magic of branded money happen.
I have heard it said that the silver in Don’t Tread on Meme Dime Cards has an advantage over Shire Silver because it is more recognizable as a government issued silver coin. But
I don’t really think the average Joe has much of a clue about either
unit. Education is needed for both.
I think that both the Shire Silver method and the dime cards will
outperform other means of marketing a brand including direct mail that
goes strait in the garbage, or TV commercials that everyone fast
forwards through… and emails that people seldom open…
I personally can not wait until us freedom engineers have a product
or service ready to launch. We will absolutely be putting our brand on a
little billboard on real money and watching it go and go and go along
spreading our meme.