Twelve states consider gold and silver coinage, two have already approved it: Feds crack down on private coiners
Seth Lipsky at the Wall Street Journal (access via Google), “When Private Money Becomes a Felony Offense: The popular revolt against a declining dollar leads to a curious conviction“: But it is not clear that there is a constitutional basis or a logic for prohibiting individuals from making and selling pieces of gold and silver and using them, on a voluntary basis, as money—i.e., to “compete with” the official coinage of the U.S. Certainly it’s a loser’s game to suppress private money that is sound in order to protect government-issued money that is unsound. For, as was once said by the same Abraham Lincoln who brought in the greenback to finance the great cause of the Union, you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.
Gold Alert: Utah Approves Gold, Silver as Legal Tender
CNN: Utah: Forget dollars. How about gold?
John R. Smith writing at the Orlando Sentinel, Florida lawmakers should permit the use of gold as currency
U.S. Constitution Article I, Section 10, Clause 1: Contracts Clause