France Bans Cash Sales Of Gold & Silver Over $600Submitted by Cyril on Sun, 09/30/2012 - 19:00
I would call this "The Beginning of the End", in Europe as well :
Monday, September 26, 2011
"Central banks are presumably so frightened that a growing number of citizens are abandoning rapidly devaluing paper currencies and preserving their wealth through precious metals that governments are now cracking down on the anonymous purchase of gold and silver.
Following the Austrian government’s announcement that it was restricting the sales of precious metals to $20,000 a time, an amount which would purchase just 11 ounces, the French authorities have followed suit with an equally draconian new measure to deter people from buying gold and silver.[...]"
Read more :
Also on www.shtfplan.com, with an excerpt of the new French law, translated to English :
And a little earlier the EUROCRATS have already considered a possibility for the nationalized Central Bank of France ... to sell its gold reserves :
Is the Central Bank of France going to have to sell its gold ? (7/27/2012)
"[...]To a recapitalization of the Bank of France ?
The ECB declined to comment on that. But some European officials believe the Bank of France and the central banks of Cyprus and Malta are at the forefront. They are the most exposed to Greek debt, and may need to be recapitalized to compensate for losses due to the discount sovereign bonds they hold."
At least, in America, we can STILL sell or buy silver or gold FREELY (with hand-to-hand cash).
But ... FOR A HOW LONG ?