It's a bit out there, but I was wondering what you guys think of this perspective? The first few minutes are a bit uninteresting, but more further in the interview it gets better in my opinion. She points out some standard things, but also some interesting things about silver, coinage, banknotes and much more. Where the word Dollar / Thaler comes from (Thal = Valley) were they mined ore and silver etc. But she explains it better then me... so just listen if one has the time. It at least gives some interesting perspective on the coin theme!
"Tracy Twyman is a prolific author and commentator who approaches historical research from an esoteric perspective.She is probably best known for her book The Merovingian Mythos and her underground cult magazine Dagobert's Revenge, in recent years she has pioneered what she calls "Alchenomics": the study of relationship between alchemy, economics, and the evolution of money through the ages. Her works on this subject include her 2005 book Solomon's Treasure: The Magic and Mystery of America's Money and her most recent book, Money Grows on the Tree of Knowledge. In this interview, Tracy talks about her latest work. Topics Discussed: ritual magic, alchemy, the origin of the dollar sign and the word, the Hapsburg dynasty, "Plus Ultra", Chez Republic, tallers, Tyer, currency, rod of Asclepius, healing, serpent icons, Nehushtan, Jesus, Nicholas De Vere, Bretton Woods, L A Waddell, monetary system an alchemical system, trust in God, green, talismans, Francis Bacon, the Unitas, the bancor, and many more"