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For you war type HISTORY NUTS - gold coins in warfare - EAT IT UP!

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I wish I could remember where I read or heard it but I distinctly remember there being some talk or a study about incorporating Chinese bullion coins into the modern survival kits for use in areas like South America, the Mideast and Africa; not to mention the more obvious South East Asian theaters.

:bombing aircraft

I guess those gold Pandas will have to go into the survival kits slabbed by PCGS or NGC otherwise the locals will probably think they're fakes. cool:
 

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SilverCity got ya!
Bottom Feeder got ya too; reminds me of the old days OF dropping/losing the stash off the fishing boat!
 

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SilverCity got ya!
Bottom Feeder got ya too; reminds me of the old days OF dropping/losing the stash off the fishing boat!
I lost the stash, the boat, the pier and the lake.
 

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ttazzman & dozer99 got you both!

Better than BOND, James Bond...

 
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...Better than BOND, James Bond...

He is in the ranks of Stallone and Schwarzenegger. Makes a fortune in GUN MOVIES. Yet he is an Anti-2nd supporter.
I do watch the Bourne movies he is not in.
 

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You got it right SCORPIO...

That's true history!
 

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pilots were sent out with a sealed pack,
that sealed pak had 5 gold coins in it along with some rings,

it was for survival to bribe their way to safety and extraction

fyi, a version of it belongs in any bug out bag

View attachment 147821
Interesting. I can't make out all the coins but it appears that ones were chosen which would be recognized by the enemy - I guess to make it more likely that they would be useful to the individual holding them.
 

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minus Steven Segal and a very few others like Charlton Heston (passed)
Bruce Willis, Clint Eastwood, Tom Selleck, Chuck Norris, James Earl Jones, Brad Pitt and ex- Angelina Jolie, Vince Vaughn, Jeremy Renner, Ice T, Amber Heard, Gary Sinise just to name a few.
:fire: :robber::hunt::tex:
 

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pilots were sent out with a sealed pack,
that sealed pak had 5 gold coins in it along with some rings,

it was for survival to bribe their way to safety and extraction

fyi, a version of it belongs in any bug out bag

View attachment 147821
Hard to tell on that grainy poor pic, but looks like 1-2 British Sovs, 2 Italian 20 Franc Napoleons, a 20 Franc Helvetica and a couple 10k gold rings.

Are current pilots given a comparable survival kit ? For what it’s worth, gold was $34 an ounce in 1942 thanks to tyrant FDR that removed the gold standard.
 
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if i thought i might need something barterable while traveling...i would have a/some gold chains made with each link having a known amount of gold in it and double ended snap clasps so i could remove one link at a time if needed for barter......i can see issues with gold coinage at airports but jewelry would be easier to pass with...even could put small coins in the jewelry
 

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if i thought i might need something barterable while traveling...i would have a/some gold chains made with each link having a known amount of gold in it and double ended snap clasps so i could remove one link at a time if needed for barter......i can see issues with gold coinage at airports but jewelry would be easier to pass with...even could put small coins in the jewelry
Small gold coinage blends well in a change purse. Jus' Sayin'
 

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if i thought i might need something barterable while traveling...i would have a/some gold chains made with each link having a known amount of gold in it and double ended snap clasps so i could remove one link at a time if needed for barter......i can see issues with gold coinage at airports but jewelry would be easier to pass with...even could put small coins in the jewelry
YEP!

prior to NOW on too many foreign cruises - I always carried "20 Gold sovereigns" in a zippered type fiat dollar belt . Especially after 2007. For some reason? Guess I learned from the Vietnamese when they were under pressure from TPTB.
 

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BTW Thank you "Pyramid:"for your service