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Shire Silver
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Administrator Information
Name Ron Helwig
E-mail Address
Position / Job Title Inventor
First Language English
Organization Shire Silver
Organization Type Community-Based Organization (Unregistered)
URL Address
Currency System Information
Status Operating
Year the System was Started 2007
Community World
Country United States
Medium of Exchange Coin or Token
Unit of Value Precious Metals
Valuation Independent Value Based On Silver Content
Cost-Recovery Mechanism
  1. FREE - No Charge
Source of Funding No Funding
Purpose for Establishing System All reasons
Additional Information

Shire Silver is a plastic card with precious metal (gold or silver) embedded in the card. That is, the card contains the actual value. The model is public domain so anyone can create their own version. The small amounts, ranging from 5 grams of silver down to .05 grams of gold allow precious metals to be easily used in everyday transactions while fitting well into modern wallets and cash registers.

Images Gallery
Half Gram Gold Card

Half Gram Gold Card
Our largest and most expensive card, it contains .5 grams of 24K gold. At prices current when uploaded, it is comparable to a $50 bill.

Half Gram Silver Card

Half Gram Silver Card
The half gram silver card is our smallest silver card, containing a half gram of .999 fine silver. Beautifully designed and credit card sized, it will look and feel good in your wallet.

Twentieth Gram Gold Card

Twentieth Gram Gold Card
Our smallest gold card, it holds .05 grams of gold in a beautifully designed laminated card. It is the same size as a credit card, so it fits easily in your wallet.

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