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Re: Minting coins for our Republic

Postby Gaius Curtius Philo » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:00 pm

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Re: Minting coins for our Republic

Postby Marcus Livius Horatius » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:01 pm

Just send the coins to the corporate head office. We legally have one.
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Re: Minting coins for our Republic

Postby Gaius Curtius Philo » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:03 pm

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Re: Minting coins for our Republic

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Re: Minting coins for our Republic

Postby Gaius Cominius Laenas » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:35 pm



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Re: Minting coins for our Republic

Postby Gaius Curtius Philo » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:44 pm

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Re: Minting coins for our Republic

Postby Gaius Florius Lupus » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:20 pm

Regarding the exchange rate of the denarius:
For coins of precious metal with intrinsic values the exchange rate is of course not set by the Senate or a magistrate, but by the current silver price. Therefore the discussion how the denarius should be valued against the dollar is pointless. The denarius will have the value of its silver content with the normal daily fluctuations as we know them for any other currency.

Only if we decide to establish a fiat currency with coins made of some cheap metal, the Senate would be able to fix it against the dollar.

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Re: Minting coins for our Republic

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Re: Minting coins for our Republic

Postby Gaius Cominius Laenas » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:10 am

I offer this additional proposal.

This coin differs from my previous in displaying the image of a toga-clad voter depositing a ballot into the traditional basket used during the ancient comitia. This image reflects the resumption of regular Roman elections within the Republic after the dictatorship of NR. It also represents the accomplishments of this year's comitia meetings resulting in the foundation of our Republic, government, and just legal system. Beneath this image is written in Latin, "Freedom Begins". Above the image is the year of the founding of the modern Republic and also the names of the founding consuls.

This image is based upon an actual coin minted in 63 BCE during the ancient Republic.

Please accept this proposal for consideration.

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Re: Minting coins for our Republic

Postby Gaius Curtius Philo » Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:28 am

I like it very much. The only difference I'd make it is in making it an Aureus instead of a Denarius (because I don't think it would be economically viable to actually mint single denarii) and to make all U letters into V (the first side is fine, the second one is the one with the UU)
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