I also, for fun, have reproduction union currenc
$1 BANK OF SOTO - nebraska
$1 MERCHATS BANK - NEW YORK
$5 BARBER BANK - NEW JERSEY
$1 LINCOLN COUNTY BANK - MAINE
$5 NORTH WESTERN BANK - PENNSYLVANIA
$2 STANFORD BANK - MAINE
$5 ALLEGHANY NATIONAL BANK - MARYLAND
$1 BANK OF QUINCY - ILLINOIS
$1.50 FARMERS AND MERCHANTS BANK - NO STATE I CAN MAKE OUT - oh d.c.
$1 MONTGOMERY COUNTY - PENNSYLVANIA
$5 NEW UPSWICH BANK - NEW HAMPSHIRE
$5 THE CHESTER BANK - NEW YORK
Still need confederate money - those are in my collection are all Union, and there are way more.
But fun to play 1863 or 1864 cards with. I need to make copies to play cards with friends. There are tons more fractional notes and such I need copies of for cards too.
Of course you can't use them as legal tender but it's still fun.
I'm all for competing currencies (such a misnomer in this case) and I do use silver to buy some stuff. But I would consult a lawyer and also look into the lakota free bank. You need to maintain at least 20 oz there. They will take 1 oz every month unless you keep stacking.
And from what I understand, if you loan them silver, you will get a good return over 6-18 mos. From what I gather they are loan sharks.
I believe AOCS is run by the same folks as the liberty dollar but I may be wrong. In any case 1 oz silver for $45 is not such a great investment just to barter.