A furore Normannorum libera nos, "From the fury of the Northmen deliver us." The Futhmark Community Currency series continues with a 2016 1/10th ounce Five Futhmark trade medallion struck in
One Futhmark is valued as either one fiftieth (1/50) of a Troy ounce of .999 Fine Silver for Silver Coins, one half (1/2) avoirdupois ounce .999 Copper, for Copper Coins, or one two-thousandth (1/2000) of a Troy ounce of .9999 Gold. All Futhmarks must bear the Trademark of the Irminfolk Odinist Community.
As one of our cornerstone tools of community empowerment, raising awareness of Odinism, and promoting a barter economy, the Irminfolk is rolling out its own alternative community currency.
There is very little difference between owning a "warehouse receipt" or "promissory note" or any other form of "paper silver" than there is to owning paper dollars from the Federal reserve. They have NO intrinsic value. A paper note is "evidence of debt", not wealth. It says so right on the front: "this note is legal tender for all DEBT..." (emphasis added)
"Since Sept. 29, more than 225 South Berkshire businesses have agreed to accept 'BerkShares' from customers in place of federal dollars.... The benefit to local merchants is more customers. The benefit to customers is the face-to-face contact and the personal service that builds a sense of community, said Susan Witt, director of the Schumacher Society.