Goldbacks- The solution for secure, small transactions

Goldbacks are the solution for the millions of small, private transactions that happen every day in the parallel economy. They are also the long-awaited tangible gold product with revolutionary protection against counterfeiting. These facts result from the ingenious the methods by which Goldbacks are designed, and the cutting-edge means by which they are created.

Each Goldback is produced using patented technology which deposits gold, one atom at a time, onto a proprietary polymer substrate. These atoms are laid down to create an etching-like mural that is unique to each Goldback denomination and series. For example, the intricate gold artwork found in the Utah 10 Goldback is entirely different from the artwork of the Nevada 10 Goldback. However, to establish uniformity among the five different series (Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming), each 10 Goldback has “10” in the upper left-hand corner, an red colored band around the edges, and a helix along the left side. The 1’s, 5’s, 25’s and 50’s follow this same pattern, no matter the series. These are just three of the many fine details that make these paper-thin, rectangular, gold “coins” nearly impossible to counterfeit.

Intrinsic Value

One Goldback contains 1/1,000th of a troy ounce of 24 karat gold. The other denominations- one, five, ten, twenty-five and fifty- have proportionately greater gold content. The maximum gold content is found in the largest Goldback, the 50, which contains 1/20th of an ounce of gold- exactly half the gold content of the smallest gold coin minted by the U.S. government. Thus the Goldback provides the smaller denominations needed to create a truly workable gold currency system when gold is trading above 1,000 Federal Reserve Notes for an ounce of gold. And to recover the pure gold from a Goldback, one needs to merely vaporize the front and back coatings in a super-heated crucible.

Utah 10 Goldback Nevada 10 Goldback

Currency, Bartering Tool, Investment

There have been thousands of local currencies in the United States throughout history, and there are nearly a hundred active currencies today. In jurisdictions where legal tender laws have designated Goldbacks as a form of currency (currently Nevada, New Hampshire, Utah and Wyoming), they can be used in place of Federal Reserve Notes (“dollars”). In states that have not yet passed a law designating Goldbacks as specie legal tender, they can be used as barter tools. Otherwise they are no different, legally speaking, than gold coins or other gold products available for purchase in the U.S. for investment, as a means of storing wealth, or as collectibles.

Goldback Educational Cartoon for Kids

The Rise in Counterfeit Coins and Bars (video)

Where are the Counterfeit Goldbacks?

As with anything having intrinsic value- such gold bullion, gold and silver coins, gems, jewelry, collectables or fine art- the best way to spot a counterfeit is to know the fine details and features of the genuine article. Unlike gold and silver coins and bars, Goldbacks are designed with many high-tech security features that make them virtually impossible to copy. Though many people would think that the unique, hand-drawn artwork of each series and denomination creates an identification feature far surpassing the means of recognizing authentic coins and bars, the company has employed advanced technology to incorporate additional security features into each Goldback that you won’t find in any other gold product on the planet.

Upper Right Corner of Nevada Goldback
Lower Right Corner of Nevada Goldback
Border of Nevada Goldback
Denomination Symbol of 25 Nevada Goldback
Aurum Trademark
Double Helix of Nevada Goldback
Patent Number and Serial Number(Unique to each Goldback)

Some people have claimed to have seen “replica” Goldbacks on the Internet, yet we have searched and searched, and have not been able to find anything remotely resembling genuine Goldbacks. We earnestly want to find some so that we can put them in front of a 5-year-old and ask him to tell us the difference between the genuine and the fake. We will record a video of this test and publish it on this Web site. But first we must find the counterfeits, if they exist. So, if you have seen any “Goldbacks” which resemble genuine Goldbacks, please send the link to so that we can buy some and commence our test!If they are good enough counterfeits to fool a 10-year-old when comparing side-by-side, we will reward you with a genuine 25 Goldback!

Trading Paper for Goldbacks – MUST READ BEFORE ORDERING

Passage To Liberty is exhorting people to remove their money from banks and credit unions as quickly as possible- before the “reset” hits- and to stop using vapors (credit and debit cards, bank ledger entries, crypto, etc), for these are merely electronic digits that can be changed to zero with a simple key stroke. Whereas they are intrinsically worthless and a dangerous means of “storing” wealth, we desire to not traffic in vapors or other fiats. Therefore, Passage To Liberty prefers to make arrangements with you to handle this trade outside of the Federal Reserve’s unconstitutional banking system. If, however, you have not yet exited the system (we can help you do that!), we have options.

The first step is to decide the series, denominations, and quantity of Goldbacks you want. You can do that, as well as see the competitive market prices here. If you are unable to pay with anything other than vapors (credit card, debit card), that page can accept such a transaction.

On the other hand, if you value your privacy and would like to go with our preferred method for the transaction, send an email to specifying the type and quantity of Goldbacks desired. We will respond with a quote- which will most often be a better price than provided to those paying by credit card- and tell you how to trade with us. Some of the options are: Things that Passage To Liberty needs (to be discussed during the conversation), cash, precious gems, precious metals, prepaid debit cards, prepaid store debit cards (for example: Costco, Walmart, Amazon, gas cards, etc. wherein the card balance can be verified via the Web). I this way, we will truly be trading rather than there being a “buyer”, “seller”, and some supposed tax liability. Our current average trade prices in equivalent Federal Reserve Notes are as follows:

Goldback DenominationFederal Reserve Note (“Dollars”) Approximate Equivalent*
*Approximate trade value as of 1/15/2024. Passage To Liberty members enjoy a discounted exchange rate.