Choice in Currency

For all practical purposes, there exists in the United States today four distinct monetary standards: paper (including base metal coin, collectively “fiat legal tender”), together with silver, gold and platinum (collectively “specie legal tender”). 31 United States Code (U.S.C) §§ 5103 and 5112, see also, Utah Code Annotated (U.C.A.) § 59-1-1501-1. In light of this, citizens would do well not only to understand, but also to claim the benefits of exercising true choice in currency for themselves, their families and communities, as well as the country at large.