25 New Hampshire Goldback Aurum 24kt Gold Foil Note

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These New Hampshire Goldbacks Will Put Some Gold Back in Your Collection

There’s a voluntary unit of local currency that exists in New Hampshire called “Goldbacks,” 24-karat gold foil notes that are crafted in increments of 1/1000th of an ounce of highly pure 99.9% fine gold. Already, many local merchants and vendors are accepting this new form if currency as payment. What’s more, they can be accepted in other states that allow the usage of these intriguing and beautifully designed notes.

Wafer-Thin Legal Tender Notes

Each wafer-thin note is coated with a protective plastic cover so it can be circulated, exchanged and used without the gold tearing. They’re meant to be used just like cash to purchase items. If you travel through New Hampshire, you’ll probably even see signs that say “Goldbacks Accepted Here” to let you know these fractional gold units can be spent just like any other form of legal-tender currency. Anyone can own Goldbacks, even if they aren’t a resident of New Hampshire.

Representations of Allegorical Figures

Not only is each Goldback crafted in increments of 1/1000th of an ounce of pure gold (1 Aurum), but they are also fabulous examples of the engraver’s art — and the larger the denomination, the bigger the note. The design on each denomination features an allegorical depiction of one of the lady virtues and combines her with distinct symbols representing different aspects of New Hampshire history and culture.

Images of New Hampshire

The 25 Aurum 1/40th-oz gold note offered here features the allegorical figure of Fortitudine — Lady Fortitude — wearing a Revolutionary War-era soldier’s jacket and armed with a rifle. Ever the patriot, her striped skirt resembles the stripes of the American Flag. The outline of New Hampshire can be seen in the bottom right corner with the words “LIVE FREE OR DIE,” New Hampshire’s official state motto. In the foreground An opossum and porcupine, both native to New Hampshire, touch noses. In the background maple syrup can be seen flowing through a tree tap into a bucket. New Hampshire is famous throughout New England for its maple syrup. The back of the note displays the negative image of the front illustration, which also serves as a security feature.

Not just a novelty item, New Hampshire’s Goldback Notes are official legal tender. Plus, each bill can be melted down for its precious metal content if its owner would rather have a solid gold piece. It’s always good to have some gold in your portfolio, and now you can obtain pure gold that’s capable of buying basic items such as a loaf of bread, a gallon of milk, a dozen eggs… and more! Go for the gold today and have a ready stash for tomorrow!

Country United States
Composition Gold
Purity 0.9990
Condition Uncirculated
Mint Name U.S. Mint
Weight 1/1000 Ounces - oz