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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_dollar

The history of the United States Dollar refers to more than 240 years since the Continental ... This created a new U.S. dollar that was backed by 1.50 g (23.22 grains) of gold. However, the previous dollar had been represented by 1.60 g ( 24.75 ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_standard

A gold standard is a monetary system in which the standard economic unit of account is based .... In 1900 the gold dollar was declared the standard unit of account and a gold reserve for ..... This would purportedly reduce dependence on the US dollar and establish a non-debt-backed currency in accord with Sharia law that ...

buygoldandsilversafely.com/gold/what-really-backs-the-us-dollar

This is where you get the saying that U.S. dollars are backed by the “full faith and credit” of the U.S. Government. In other words, Nixon implied; take our paper ...

www.federalreserve.gov/faqs/currency_12770.htm

Aug 2, 2013 ... Federal Reserve notes are not redeemable in gold, silver, or any other ... This collateral is chiefly held in the form of U.S. Treasury, federal ...

www.sovereignman.com/lifestyle-design/are-there-any-currencies-backed-by-gold-6226

Mar 28, 2012 ... Ever since, the US government has refused to acknowledge ... This means that roughly 4.46% of US dollars in circulation are 'backed' by gold, ...

www.richmondfed.org/faqs/gold_silver

Is U.S. currency still backed by gold? No, when the United States stopped selling gold to foreign official holders of dollars at the rate of $35 an ounce in 1971, ...

www.quora.com/If-the-U-S-dollar-isnt-backed-by-gold-anymore-what-is-it-backed-by-Where-is-the-true-value

Confidence. That's the only thing that backs the US dollar. Exactly as you said, the US dollar is not backed by gold (or silver) and is therefore a fiat currency, ...

money.howstuffworks.com/currency7.htm

One of the long-standing myths about modern currency is that it is backed by the U.S. gold supply in Fort Knox. That is, you can trade your greenback dollars to ...

www.forbes.com/sites/pascalemmanuelgobry/2013/01/08/all-money-is-fiat-money

Jan 8, 2013 ... Switching to a gold-backed currency regime does not mean switching ... It's scary to think that the US dollar is backed by "nothing", until you ...