Frequently Asked Questions
Why copper? Although silver and gold are more considered monetary metals, copper is also well known to have value as well; just consider the first metals to be stolen out of homes - air conditioning condensers, electrical wiring, and plumbing, all made of copper! Copper could be the next monetary metal. Silver and gold appear on the surface to be much less affordable to the average American these days, but in actuality the metals didn't really rise in value, the purchasing power of your dollar just went down, so it had appearances that the metal prices have gone up. We believe history will repeat when the economic collapse is imminent or has begun it's final stages, that hording silver and gold will again be made illegal, just as it was in 1933 by executive order. But copper? It was left untouched last time; but in the Brave New World, any item of intrinsic value via barter may be made illegal if the globalists have their way in favor of a cashless society of electronic bits and bytes in the form of a National ID card or computer chip implanted within the body. We are already in talks to release 1000 1 troy ounce .999 silver medallions of a new third design - stay tuned!
What does one "AV" ounce mean? Is that a troy ounce? The letters AV or AVDP stands for avoirdupois. It is the most common measure of weight in use today; an AV ounce weighs 28.35 grams or 437.5 grains and there are 16 AV ounces in an avoirdupois pound. Copper and most other metals are measured in the avoirdupois system, however, precious metals such as gold and silver are generally expressed in troy ounces. A troy ounce is 31.1 grams or 480 grains and there are 12 troy ounces in the antiquated troy pound, which is actually lighter than the avoirdupois pound! But the troy ounce is about 10% heavier than the AV ounce. Sorry for any confusion folks, we didn't create the standards!
Do you have proof medallions available? Although some may wish to add Forbidden Coins to their coin collections, there are presently no plans to offer silver, gold, or proof Forbidden Coins. This could change if demand seemed great enough to justify it. Although potentially collectible, our goal is to have Forbidden Coins circulating in society as barter/trader medallions. The educational message doesn't spread if the medallions remain in your dresser drawer.
What does AOCS on the medallion mean? In a nutshell it's simply a way to assure you that you are actually getting what you pay for; 1 AV ounce of .999 pure fine copper. AOCS is an acronym for the American Open Currency Standard. The phrase "AOCS approved" guarantees the weight and purity of the medallions. The administrators of The Standard, the AOCS team is charged with ensuring that all copper, silver and gold medallions produced bearing the mark – AOCS APPROVED – contain the specified weight of only investment-grade .999 fine silver, .999 fine copper or .9999 fine gold. In fact, the AOCS guarantees every medallion produced by the authorized minting facilities. Learn more at the AOCS website.
Why do Forbidden Coins have a large number "2" on them? This is a suggested trade/barter value based on the AOCS system. It is intended as a bridge between tangible metals of value and an ever-fluctuating fiat money system that has no intrinsic value. They are simply "units", not dollars, but some like to think of them as such. Learn more at the AOCS website.
Where are Forbidden Coins made? All USA made: the creator of the medallions, artist, engraver, sculptor, copper mining, and minting of the medallion all done in the good old USA.
What's with the political rants? No apologies here, the world needs waking up and we are hoping Forbidden Coins become popular enough to help awaken the masses before things degrade to the point where we are all living in squalor. Things are bad enough already that the founding fathers of our country would have been shooting a long time ago.