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« on: May 23, 2013, 02:52:44 AM »

Especially after when the Confederates had lost the war.

I mean were they still legal tender?

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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2013, 06:17:49 AM »

Especially after when the Confederates had lost the war.

I mean were they still legal tender?

I would say gold is gold, no matter who minted it.

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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2013, 02:51:24 PM »

Yup, that's the great thing about precious metals. You don't need a bank to confer value on them; they have inherent (albeit fluctuating) value.

I think we've raised the issue of smelting the coins before; unnecessary, except for giving Tuco the slip. If Blondie spends the coins as they are, he will leave a trail for Tuco to follow (hotter than a string of smoking cigars). I don't think Blondie can just turn the coins into a bank, either; some government will want to claim them. So, Blondie can either have the coins melted down (at considerable expense) or he can launder them (also at considerable expense). Either way, though, he should come out all right. Anyway, he wants to pass those coins on to someone as quickly as he can--Tuco will not be denied.

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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2013, 05:50:09 AM »

Gold is gold. The only reason for a gov't stamp on the coin is to (theoretically) ascertain that it contains a specific weight of gold. Nowadays, coins have little nore value than paper bills. (read Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, the chapter entitled ON THE ORIGIN AND USE OF MONEY)

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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2013, 06:15:05 AM »

Anyway, i don't think Tuco would be coming after Blondie. He got his 100k, he's rich beyond imagination, would he risk it all just for revenge? I think he'd be content taking the dough and living happily ever after... The real question is, do you think he will be donnating a portion of his riches to the Mission San Antonio?

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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2013, 11:12:52 AM »

Anyway, i don't think Tuco would be coming after Blondie. He got his 100k, he's rick beyond imagiination, would he risk it all just for revenge? I think he'd be content taking the dough and living happily ever after...
You don't understand Tuco at all. He wants what's his. That thievin' Blondie has stolen from him. The amount isn't important--there's a principle involved. If you steal from him and let him live, you know nothing of Tuco.

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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2013, 11:24:20 AM »

You don't understand Tuco at all. He wants what's his. That thievin' Blondie has stolen from him. The amount isn't important--there's a principle involved. If you steal from him and let him live, you know nothing of Tuco.

but a hundred grand can change a man. now that he has all that money on his hands, i think he'll spend the time with chicks and booze and steaks, and forget about Blondie. It's quite a lot of dough. (Though I guess even that amount can be spent and lost, as it didn't last Blondie more than a couple of decades, by which time he was broke, riding a mule thru Mexican border towns looking for work....)


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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2013, 07:35:06 PM »

but a hundred grand can change a man. now that he has all that money on his hands, i think he'll spend the time with chicks and booze and steaks, and forget about Blondie. It's quite a lot of dough. (Though I guess even that amount can be spent and lost, as it didn't last Blondie more than a couple of decades, by which time he was broke, riding a mule thru Mexican border towns looking for work....)
You're thinking about what YOU would do in Tuco's situation. Dude, you're not even living on the same planet with that badass!

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