Whew, this is a rather loooooong update from Bernard von NotHaus of Liberty Dollar fame. But the good news is that Liberty Dollar is introducing a brand-spanking new silver coin for this year. Kudos to Mr. NotHaus and the folks at Liberty Dollar for fighting the good fight. Letter from Liberty Dollar follows below. Also check out the picture of the new coin at the bottom of this post.
January 2. 2008
Dear Liberty Dollar Supporters,
Happy New Year! New 2008 Liberty Dollar for 10th Anniversary!
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Now let me be perfectly clear. We have never presented the Liberty Dollar as “coin”, “legal tender” or “current money”. In fact, our whole marketing plan is based on the fact that it is NOT government money. We have never advocated violence, racism, revolution or even the collapse of the US dollar. We have no ill will for the US government or its dreadful money. And as we have not received a cease and desist order, why shouldn’t we continue to advocate the type of currency mandated by the US Constitution?
From day one in 1998 our goal has been to simply offer a “private voluntary barter currency” that was “inflation proof” and put a powerful tool in the people’s hands. As stated on 500,000+ gold and silver Certificates still in circulation, the Liberty Dollar is “an exercise of the bearer’s First Amendment right to petition the government for a silver based currency as mandated by the US Constitution.”
Click HERE  for the new 2008 $20 Liberty Dollar that contains one ounce of .999 fine silver. Two innovations have been incorporated into its design to eliminate any possible confusion: First, the 2008 Liberty Dollar is a “private voluntary barter currency” (PVBC) and that acronym has been added to the currency so there is no confusion about the Liberty Dollar. It is NOT government money! Who would want that kiss of death?!
Second, in keeping with other “brand name” practices, the acronym MSRP (Manufacturers Suggest Retail Price) has been added to fully disclose that the face value of $20 is the MSRP. Please note, the $20 Liberty Dollar is NOT denominated in US dollars! It can’t be because the US dollar is not backed by anything except the foul hot air from politicians. The Liberty Dollar is a NEW currency. It is denominated in “Liberty Dollars” because it is .999 fine silver.
In celebration of the Tenth Anniversary of the Liberty Dollar, I am very pleased to announce the new 2008 one ounce $20 Silver Liberty Dollar will feature a special 10th Anniversary Hallmark!* In fact, all the 2008 Silver Liberty Dollars will be “localized” with a custom Hallmark*. That’s right, the reverse of the 2008 Silver Liberty Dollar will be hand stamped with a punch and sledgehammer by the Regional Currency Officer. Each Liberty Dollar will carry the name of the city, business, region, church or group to maximize local acceptance and defy the US Mint warning that “use” of the Liberty Dollar is illegal. The Liberty Dollar does not violate Title 18, Section 486.
The new 2008 Liberty Dollar is in production and we are open for business. Please visit us online HERE  or the Shopping Cart  and order now with PayPal! Fulfillment is anticipated before the end of the January. Please order now.
This unique “local hallmark” concept is a direct result of the conference calls I had with the Regional Currency Officers (RCOs), who told me to either mint more Liberty Dollars to meet their merchant’s and clients’; demands or they would make their own.
Well, faced with more walk-in customers at the Evansville office, mounting demand from the public at large, raging eBay prices and a RCO rebellion, I quickly designed a new “generic” Liberty Dollar that allows the Regional Currency Officers to actually “coin”, i.e. to “stamp”, their own local custom Hallmark on the reverse of the new $20 Silver Liberty Dollar. This new gorilla tactic explodes the Liberty Dollar model while decentralizing it for more grassroots activism. Now, anybody can issue a Liberty Dollar with his or her own custom Hallmark and capitalize on the silver market that is blasting off.
Now, as inflation explodes, is the time to get on board with the new currency. Hey, you must be crazy not to protect your money and make more money… with the Liberty Dollar!
It only costs $1000, renewable annually, to become a RCO and another $200 for your own custom Hallmark. Now you can hallmark your name, company, family, church, organization, region, city, state or almost anything, on the new $20 one-ounce 2008 Liberty Dollar. A special Numbered Edition of all the Hallmarked Libertys is planned so every RCO can offer these numbered Libertys at a higher collector price and recover the costs of their Hallmark stamp. The new “Dealer Network” of RCOs enjoys the same wholesale rate of Spot plus $3 and can order as few as 20 Silver Libertys at a time!
Certified Businesses and Liberty Associates still earn a commission and profit on all exchanges from USD to ALD with their RCO. Plus everybody who has joined the Wrongful Seizure Lawsuit (formally known as Class Action Lawsuit) is now a Liberty Associate for FREE. Please note: the cost to become a Liberty Associate will change dynamically to $500 when the Liberty Dollar “Moves Up” to the $50 Silver base. Best to get on board now!
Announcing the first “Public Hallmarking” of the 2008 Liberty Dollar will be held in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at Jim’s Farmers Market. If you are interested in the Liberty Dollar and want to experience it in action, come to Chambersburg on Saturday, March 1! Plus a special screening of “Fiat Empire” will be presented on Thursday evening, February 28 and a special Town Meeting is planned for Friday. I plan to attend all the events and hope you will come too. For more info, please contact Pete Hallock at firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit him on line at http://www.chambersburglibertydollar.com .
On the economic front, November gasoline surged a shocking, record-shattering, 34.8%! That is an annualized rate of over 417%!!!
We the people… need to take control of our country’s monetary system… before it is too late. That starts with you taking control of your money and deciding what money you want to use. Do you want money that appreciates or one that depreciates?! How simple can it be?!
This is not the time to be faint-of-heart. Now is the time to get the Liberty Dollar in as many hands as possible. PLEASE take action pronto!
The last thing we want is the US dollar to collapse. This would be terrible, beyond words. That is the main reason the Liberty Dollar is designed to be a “private voluntary barter currency” and functions on a dollar-to-dollar exchange basis with the US dollar. The Liberty Dollar provides a gradual, evolutionary monetary model to return our country to a value based currency. Even if it was featured on CNN, CNBC or on the front pages of the Washington Post and the USA Today as it was, not everybody gets “on board” at once.
How long did it take you to get “on board” with the Liberty Dollar after you heard about it? A week? A month? It usually takes people up to a year! Just like yourself, everybody has to do their “due diligence”, get their head around “real money” and that simply takes time.
Recently, my friend and fellow Federal Reserve buster, Martin Weiss, listed the three mega forces that are shaping the global market that will drive gold and silver to unbelievable heights: Megaforce #1: Massive, Rapid Growth of the World’s Largest and Most Populous Continent: Imagine a continent five times larger than the lower 48 states with thirteen times the population.
Then imagine a socio-economic transformation that combines the Industrial Revolution, the Information Age, and the rapid birth of fervent entrepreneurial spirit, all concentrated into one short generation. That’s the phenomenon in Asia today. Megaforce #2: The Plunging U.S. Dollar: The U.S. dollar has now crossed a landmark that will go down in history as the turning point of our era: The greenback has plunged below its all-time low in 1992 to its lowest level of all time.
With this single, landmark event, the dollar has crossed from a period of slow, orderly declines … to a new era of rapid, chaotic declines; from a time when its impact could be ignored … to a time when its impact will be felt everywhere, especially on those assets that rise the most when the dollar falls – natural resources like gold and silver!
Megaforce #3: Central Banks Flooding The World With Paper Money And With Wild Abandon!!! The world’s monetary authorities see the U.S. housing market in its worst downturn of modern times. They see hundreds of mortgage lenders going broke or on the brink. And they see financial firms reeling from tens of billions of dollars in losses. So they’re panicking! Running the printing presses overtime!!! Danger Ahead!!!
Please visit Martin at http://www.moneyandmarkets.com 
for more info:
As the greenback sinks, so does your purchasing power… and so does your ability to provide simple things like food and housing for yourself and your family. Times are not dire… yet… but we are closer every day… to a global hyperinflationary depression. As the greenback sinks, metals will appreciate and give rise to a new value based currency… this will not happen by design but by simple need. Why did the US government become FedEx’s largest customer after it did everything to kill it in the early 1970s? Because of need. Ditto with the Liberty Dollar – the “FedEx of Money”. ATTENTION: Again this is not the time to be faint-of-heart. We need to get the Liberty Dollar in as many hands as possible ASAP!!!
This is the time to protect your money and help return our country to a valued based monetary system with the Liberty Dollar… before it is too late. Please click HERE to order your 2008 Liberty Dollar online today! 
LIBERTY ASSOCIATES AND CERTIFIED BUSINESSES are urged to contact a RCO for the new 2008 Liberty Dollar, even if you are not in their “region”. The Fulfillment office in Evansville is “surviving” on one person and donations. All orders for less than twenty, one-ounce $20 Silver Liberty Dollars, are at Face Value. Associate Orders for twenty one-ounce $20 Silver Liberty Dollars will receive one free $20 Silver Liberty for every 20 ordered. Shipping for twenty one-ounce $20 Silver Liberty Dollars is $8.95. Please click HERE  for a current list of RCOs.
Liberty Dollar has launched its own eBay auction to liquidate the Liberty Dollars that have been donated. Please visit us on eBay at: http://stores.ebay.com/Official-LIberty-Dollar-Store 
Wait! There is more news. Thanks to Amir Hirsch, a MIT student, now there is the chocolate standard! Chocolate Ron Paul “Coins” that commemorates the absurdity of the FBI raid in an edible way with chocolate money that is sound money and sweet liberty! Only time will tell if the FBI will have the audacity to raid a chocolate factory that manufacturers Chocolate Ron Paul “Coins”! Please
visit http://www.ronpaulchocolate.com  to order.
If you missed the earlier announcement, please check out Ron Paul’s new legislation “Free Competition in Currency Act” that was introduced on December 13, 2007 and mentions the “Liberty Dollar” and “asset forfeiture”. WOW. Click HERE  for Congressman Paul’s introductory statement. Please don’t let the government steal your money! The FBI is moving aggressively to forfeit “their” seizures for auction. Please make a donation to “Bernard” as we still have not opened a bank account and mail it to: BERNARD, 225 N. Stockwell Road.
Evansville. IN. 47715. Phone: 812.473.5250.
ATTENTION: Our country’s currency is at risk. Just look at what’s happening. Some people imagine that they can convert their US dollars into another fiat currency such as Euros to protect their purchasing power. But that is a false hope. The European Central Bank just pumped HALF A TRILLION DOLLARS (E349 billion) into the global monetary system. Where did they get such a staggering amount of money overnight?! Out of thin air! I am seriously concerned about the value of the US dollar and my own purchasing power. Lets head off this train wreck by providing a choice of money in the marketplace. Currently eGold, GoldMoney and the Liberty Dollar is available. Of course, I prefer the Liberty Dollar because of its ease of use, physical attraction, and profitability for users and political message for a sound monetary system.
It is time to take a stand. Do we the people have the right to choose our money, or not? Do we live in a free market economy or not? Are we free, or are we not? Thank you, thank you, thank you for your support and donations. I just wish I had time to contact every one of you. You are the reason why the Liberty Dollar is here!
Again thank you for your support!
Bernard von NotHaus