These South Dakota Goldback foil notes contain 1/1000 oz .999 fine Gold which is the first local, voluntary currency to be made of a spendable, beautiful piece of artwork that contains physical Gold. Goldbacks are also a great way to invest in small increments of pure gold to add to your investment portfolio.
The Goldback project truly began in spirit with the passage of the Utah Legal Tender Act in 2011 which recognized certain types of Gold as currency within the state. Since that time the technology to mint Gold into a spendable form for small transactions has become a reality.
Contains 1/1000 oz (0.001 oz) of .999 fine Gold.
Individual notes come in protective plastic.
Face: Obverse: The obverse is an homage to the virtue of Peace. Pax (Latin word for peace) is allegorically represented as a young Native American woman of the Lakota Nation. The woman performs a hoop dance while wearing ceremonial regalia that is traditionally handmade and embroidered with symbols representing the wearer's name, tribe, heritage, family legends, and personal achievements. A banner below bears the inscription "ALLIANCE OF FRIENDS," which is the modernized evolution of "The Friendly Ones," the meaning of the word "Lakota" in the native language. The Lakota woman is accompanied by an American bison and a bald eagle, the national animal and bird of the United States, along with a coyote and an American pasque blossom, the official South Dakota state animal and flower. The scene is captioned "SEEK PEACE" below. The powerful image is accompanied by additional inscriptions that include "2023," "SOUTH DAKOTA GOLDBACK," "SPECIE LEGAL TENDER INSTRUMENT," "1/1000 TROY OUNCE 24K GOLD" and "ONE."
Back: Displays a reversed image of the front illustration, serving as a sophisticated security feature.
Not legal tender.
Made in the United States.
This new and innovative way to own Gold allows you to diversify your wealth at an affordable price point. These unique notes include a precise amount of Gold between layers of durable polyester. In this form, Gold is more convenient, affordable, versatile and trustworthy than ever before.
The Gold is verified through rigorous testing by the manufacturer and independent laboratories.
When Gold is in such thin sheets, it is easier to authenticate than Gold hidden within a coin or bar. Each of these notes is printed with high resolution, full-color text and graphics. The result is a new, beautiful way to use Gold for artistic, commemorative and branding purposes.
The Goldback is meant to be the best physical currency for retaining value. The goal is for people to be able to pay for anything with the Goldback.
The Goldback is believed to be legal tender in the State of Utah and was created with the intent of it being circulated as a currency. These Goldbacks can also be used to barter anywhere in the United States.