Go to dictionary.com or other dictionary site and copy and past the definition of fiat here. Yes gold and silver in the constitution would be fiat currency. It has nothing to do with intrinsic value. It has only been associated with it since all most fiat currencies in the last century have been money from nothing.
My wife has worked on retail for over ten years and I have experienced it myself in buying cars in cash from auctions. Some establishments have signs up stating it will be reported.
"The office employee preparing the dealership’s daily bank deposit should supply the following information to the office manager:
i. Copy any bank deposit where the amount of cash (actual cash) equals or exceeds $1,000 from any one person."
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