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Nomads in Afghanistan used to use silver dollars as their currency of choice (smart nomads), and perhaps still do if there are any nomads left.

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I am beginning to develop a tangible desire for some gold coins in the basement,..

Good post Ed;

Just for giggles I thought I'd direct your attention to a post on the Foolish Collective board a couple of weeks ago. I was curious about some of the facts as mentioned here.

http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21178645

I just recently picked up and read "The History of Money: From Sandstone to Cyberspace" by Jack Weatherford.

I decided to order this book and I'm only about 1/2 the way through it, but I whole heartedly agree with Author: yttire, it is a fascinating read! Good stuff.


Cheers;

~hildy
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