Let’s make sure we get this straight. If a person mints his own pure silver and gold coins for use in a private enterprise with like-minded individuals – this is a crime.
But if a Private International Bank guts the 1792 Coinage Act and willfully debases the coinage – and replaces 90% silver with worthless base metals against the directives of our founding fathers — that’s not a problem?? Oh My!!!
And what of the silver and gold confiscated by the “government”? Why, they get to keep it of course!!
Guilty of counterfeiting:
BY MARY JANE SKALA COIN WORLD SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT
Bernard von NotHaus, creator of the Liberty Dollar, was found guilty on two counts this morning in his counterfeiting trial at the federal courthouse in Statesville, N.C.
He was found guilty of making counterfeit coins and an intent to defraud. Sentencing will be held in several months.
The jury reached its decision in less than 90 minutes.
In this week’s four days of defense testimony, von NotHaus maintained that his “medallion” was not legal tender. He said each piece contained the NORFED name and telephone number, but the government pointed out that the silver pieces bore a very strong resemblance to legal U.S. tender coins.
Forfeiture hearings began after the verdict was read in regard to property belonging to von NotHaus and others that was seized by the U.S. government.