The Utah Legal Tender Act of 2011, paved the way for the Utah Goldback foil notes. Goldbacks are the first physical, fully-interchangeable, gold money of the new millennium. Designed for small transactions – Goldbacks accommodate payments wherever recognized as an authorized medium of exchange or barter. The Utah Goldbacks are available in five convenient denominations: 1, 5, 10, 25, and 50. One Goldback foil note contains between 1/1000 - 1/20 troy ounce of fine gold. Through the process of vacuum deposition within a proprietary polymer coating, the Goldback itself consists of 24-karat gold.
Contains 1/20 troy oz of .999 pure gold
Obverse design: Lady Virtue Libertas, or Liberty, depicted as a perfected, angelic woman, having reached a fullness of blessings through the proper employment of Liberty in life. This design is rich with symbols, including the torch in her right hand symbolizing enlightenment, an overflowing cup in her left to represent the blood of Christ. Liberty is also depicted with a sheathed sword and a shield resting next to her. Both symbolize that the free must always be ready to fight to defend and preserve the liberty they enjoy, but also that one must be willing to fight to gain a fullness of freedom in the first place.
Made in the United States
Individual businesses in the state of Utah make their own call whether or not to accept Utah Goldback Gold Notes