Liberty dollar goes to court

I get these e-mail regularly from Bernard Von Nothaus (BVNH), founder of the liberty dollar. If the government wins this case, then by all rights they should equally persue Chucky Cheese money and the "silver coins" I get at my local grocery store. It's a blatant example of who really makes the decisions and runs things in Washington (the FED)



February 2011 Vol. 13 No. 02

US v. BVNH Case # 5:09-CR-00027

Tomorrow, March 7, 2011, an epic battle begins in Federal District Court. BVNH - one lone stubborn individual American vs. the might and fright of the US government - was charged with counterfeiting (Sec 485 and 486) after the FBI confiscated over 9 TONS of gold, silver, platinum and copper over three years ago. The lines are clearly drawn between an individual's freedom, to come up with creative ways, such as barter to deal with government mismanagement of our economy and its continued nullification of our Constitution. Verdict expected within 30 days.

Dear Liberty Dollar Supporters!

Table of Contents:
1. LD4 Trial Commences
2. Everything is UP!
3. Freedom's Phoenix Article
4. Ron Paul Declines to Testify
5. Greenspan Supports Gold Standard…
6. Monetary Revolution
7. Chilling Cartoon from 1934!
8. Unofficial Historical Article on LD
9. Link to Subscribe to LDN

Dear Liberty Dollar Supporters!

1. LD4 Trial Commences
BVNH contends that he has invented a new monetary device that is not prohibited by the law and that an individual can issue his own private voluntary barter currency (PVBC). Of course the gov disagrees. Unfortunately for the gov, it has no basis for its case. The truth is that the gov simply does not like the politically active national NORFED organization and its patriotic mission to "return America to a value based currency - one Liberty Dollar at a time" and has done everything possible, including arresting its principals to try and kill the Liberty Dollar.

But the gov has not stopped the Free Dollar Movement. A couple of dozen different currencies have already sprung up from the NORFED seeds. People have taken the issuance of money into their own hands because they are not happy with the failing non-Federal non-Reserve IOU Note and want something better. Something with value! While the gov assumed that the NORFED arrestees would cop a plea like the 95% of all people arrested. NO! That did not happen. Now the gov must prove beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of twelve jurors in the Statesville Division of the Western District of North Carolina that BVNH counterfeited US coins.

If the charges were not so serious, it would be laughable that anybody could confuse the one ounce Silver Liberty with a penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half-dollar or an Ike dollar! But that is the basis of the gov case! But it is even more bizarre. The gov would have the jury believe that a whopping 2-1/2 inch diameter Silver Liberty could be confused with the "current money." Think that is incredibly dumb? Well they also "think" that the statue of King Kamehameha on the Hawaii Dala looks like a US coin and it is counterfeit too!

This gov has some very serious problems and it should solve those problems. It should not waste taxpayers' money on such a wrong-headed trial. Unfortunately, the gov is not very bright and what they will do and have done since NORFED introduced the Liberty Dollar on October 1, 1998 is inadvertently popularize alternate currencies as the US dollar tanks. It almost seems like a plan to secretly support a value based currency but that would give the gov more credit than it deserves.

One thing is for sure. This landmark monetary case of the century will be decided one way or the other. Either the jury will cherish the American individualistic spirit or BVNH will mistakenly go to prison. It is an all or nothing. BVNH feels morally bound as a citizen of a Republic to do what he thinks is best for the country. He "thinks" that our country deserves a better money than the gov is providing. Hope you can stop by the Federal District Court in Statesville, North Carolina, as the trial will not be televised. Running time is approx. one month.

PS: I am very pleased to hear that some people are coming from as far away as California for the trial! Please remember that you have a 30 day window to attend.

2. Everything is UP!
Metals are up. Commodities are up. Premiums are up. Sales are up. Stock market is up. Oil is up. Jobless claims are up. Margins are up. Food Stamps are up. Deficit is UP! And to no surprise, inflation is UP! Meanwhile, YOUR money is tanking unless you are holding value.

APMEX premiums are up. The premium over spot on a single one ounce house-brand silver round has risen from $1.50 a year ago to $2.69 a few months ago and is now $2.99. DOUBLE. Premium on US Mint Silver Eagles was less than $2.00 a year ago. A few months ago it went to $4.19 and is now $4.39! Hell, when NORFED started, silver was UNDER $5.00 an ounce and that was just a few years ago. Silver is still a tremendous buy… even at $30 or $40 or more!

US Mint Sells Record 6.4 Million Ounces Of Silver In January 2011

Stock Market Up, Up and Away

Comex gold, silver margins raised 50%

The Global Commodity Equity Index Hits 27 Month High

World Gold Council

Treasury says Fed deficit is EXPLODING!

Food Stamps Hits an All Time High

Hyperinflation Momentum Picking Up by James Turk

3. Freedom's Phoenix Article
On Thursday, February 24, 2011 the Freedom's Phoenix Global Edition featured the upcoming LD4 Trial.

The Liberty Dollar 4 - Criminal Trial Starts on March 7, 2011
Written by Sierra Hancock

"Ambushed, attacked and robbed in 2007, indicted in 2009, re-indicted in 2010, by the vile despicable bastiches of the DOJ/FBI/IRS, the Liberty Dollar 4, now the Liberty Dollar 1, will be tried criminally in federal court in Statesville, North Carolina on March 7th, 2011. Statesville is the county seat of Iredell County, North Carolina and is in the center of the western part of the state." Please click HERE for the whole article.

4. Ron Paul Declines to Testify

Not worthy of comment.

5. Greenspan Supports Gold Standard…
Gold Standard Fully Supported By.... Alan Greenspan!?
By Tyler Durden on 01/21/2011 - 11:58

You read that right. After such establishment "luminaries" as World Bank president Robert Zoellick [1], Warren Buffett's father Howard [2], Jim Grant [3], and, most recently, Kansas City Fed president Thomas Hoenig [4], all voiced their support for a return to a gold standard, the most recent addition to the motley group of contrite voodoo shamans is none other than the man who is single handedly responsible for America's addiction to cheap toxic credit, who spawned such destroyers of the middle class as the current Chair Creature, and who currently is the chief advisor in John Paulson's crusade to gobble up every ounce of deliverable physical in the world: former Fed Chairman - Alan Greenspan!

In an interview with Fox Business, the man who refuses to go away into that good night: "We have at this particular stage a fiat money which is essentially money printed by a government and it's usually a central bank which is authorized to do so. Some mechanism has got to be in place that restricts the amount of money which is produced, either a gold standard or a currency board, because unless you do that all of history suggest that inflation will take hold with very deleterious effects on economic activity... "There are numbers of us, myself included, who strongly believe that we did very well in the 1870 to 1914 period with an international gold standard."

And a further stunner: Greenspan himself wonders if we really need a central bank. Now our only question: why couldn't the maestro speak as clearly and coherently during his tenure that resulted in our current near-terminal financial state. And as a reminder, courtesy of Dylan Grice [5], if and when we do get a return to a gold standard there would be a need to reindex the monetary base to a real time equivalent price of gold, putting the price of the precious metal at about $6,300: "The US owns nearly 263m troy ounces of gold (the world's biggest holder) while the Fed's monetary base is $1.7 trillion. So the price of gold at which the US dollars would be fully gold-backed is currently around $6,300." Click HERE for the article.

Please note I am opposed to any "Gold Standard" operated by the government. As noted economist Dr. Richard H. Timberlake said:
Gold standards were put in place by governments, and, in all but a very few cases, they have been managed by governments. A gold standard, especially "the" gold standard administered by a Treasury or central bank, is an illusory solution to monetary mischief. It would be just as subject to government tampering as any other institution managed by the state. Many statist central bankers, in fact, embrace a "gold standard" because it serves as a respectable cover for their traditional hands-on control. No, no "gold standard," please.

I prefer the new "Organic Gold Standard" owned by the people. Please click HERE for more info.

6. How to Abolish the Fed and Convert to Gold as Money
David Redick, a businessman and president of Forward-USA, has launched his own "Monetary Revolution." Please click HERE for your invitation.

7. Chilling Cartoon from 1934!
Click HERE

8. Unofficial Historical Article on Liberty Dollar
Federal Government Closes down Liberty Dollar
By Michael Webster: Syndicated Investigative Reporter

9. Link to Subscribe to LDN
Please use this link to subscribe or unsubscribe to the Liberty Dollar Newsletter.

Closing Remarks:
This will be the last Newsletter until after the trial. When the trial is over you will get an announcement. Either We the People will win and I will immediately make plans to redeem any paper or digital currency you are holding. Or that I lost and will go to prison. Either way the bullion and numismatic value of your Liberty Dollars will continue to appreciate until your wrongfully seized property is returned by another court action. Of course, I prefer the former and hope that all Americans' money will appreciate. Time will tell very shortly. My fate is in the hands of the jury.

I continue to believe that it is only by adopting a free and independent currency that provides us with "just weights and measures" will we be able to throw off the yoke of a manipulated monetary/tax system and generate a peaceful and prosperous society.

Thank you for all your efforts to return America to value - one dollar at a time!

Bernard von NotHaus
Monetary Architect/Editor
[email protected]

Noa's picture

Wendy, where can I find this article online?  I went to and the only thing there is a message that reads "site removed due to court order."

Cripes, what's next?

Knightspirit's picture

"Internet removed by Executive Order..."

Bob07's picture

I can't remember the details, and I don't put full faith in this, but somewhere I read -- and maybe it was through Fred -- that the friendly ET's have promised to maintain the integrity of the Internet for us should the government(s) try to shut it down.  If anyone knows the source is this, please give it.  Thanks.

Wendy's picture

Hi Noa-

I get these updates periodically via e-mail. I would try to send an e-mail to the address at the bottom of the article. Note that he says this will be the last newsletter update until after the trial.


Knightspirit's picture

Wow - never thought of that - but keeping the internet alive would be a great thing - and it makes sense that they would do that! Don't have a source for that comment - but I like it - sounds logical to me...

Wendy's picture

Dear Liberty Dollar Supporters,

I sincerely regret to inform you that I was found guilty on all four counts regarding the Liberty Dollar in less than an hour on Friday, March 18. The only explanation is that a strong, anti-liberty person took control of a weak-willed jury and pushed the verdict through in record time in spite of well worded Jury Instructions. A government forfeiture hearing immediately followed the conviction. PLEASE NOTE: Your property is at risk so please continue to read these emails and take action so the government does not steal your property. An appeal is planned but that will take years. More news to follow. An unofficial, but most interesting account of the trial is available via Heather's blog at:
God help you and our country as American descends into a hellish hyperinflationary future without the benefits of the Liberty Dollar.
I am very sorry our efforts to return America to value failed.

Thank you so much for your support.

Bernard von NotHaus
Monetary Architect

Noa's picture

As you know, Wendy, I am in the process of starting a barter/exchange/alternative currency club.  I am collaborating with someone who has 40 years of experience doing this.  He told me that Bernard (of Liberty Dollar) took a rather antagonist, posture against the establishment and that is why he was targeted.  Francis has never had any such issues and has facilitated 13,000 exchanges.  He hasn't heard of any other alternative currencies being shut down by the government.

The system in place is on the alert and prepared to deal with obvious desenters.  A subtle approach to enacting change is wise. 


As for the internet, we may just lose electricity worldwide and that'll disable just about everything. 

I think the main lesson ahead of us is learning to leave many things behind and starting anew.

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