The John Galt round is a beautiful 0.999 fine silver keepsake, as well as a conversation-starter that never gets old. The medallion features stunning detail of the Atlas monument on the obverse, and the AOCS logo on the reverse. So you think that money is the root of all evil?” said Francisco d’Anconia in Atlas Shrugged. “Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can’t exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears, or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil?” It’s time to shift the paradigm. Honest money, like AOCS silver, is the root of all good.
John Galt is a shadowy character in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged who is up to no good. At least that's what the socialist government in the novel thinks. Galt turns out to be a hero, an entrepreneur, and a legendary philosopher. The use of Galt as a symbol in the context of political or social protest has taken root in some places. The phrase "going Galt" has been used by psychologist Helen Smith and others to describe productive members of society cutting back on work in response to the projected increase in U.S. marginal tax rates, increased limits on tax deductions, and the use of tax revenues for causes they regard as immoral. Ron Paul's American presidential campaign of 2008 included a play on the phrase, using "Who is Ron Paul?" instead. "Who is John Galt?" signs were seen at Tea Party protests held in the United States and at banking protests in London in 2009. And in 2011, posters and stickers reading “Who is John Galt” started popping up everywhere as the first movie in the Atlas Shrugged trilogy was about to be released.
In the words of John Galt: “With the sign of the dollar as our symbol-the sign of free trade and free minds-we will move to reclaim this country once more from the impotent savages who never discovered its nature, its meaning, its splendor. Those who choose to join us, will join us; those who don’t will not have the power to stop us; hordes of savages have never been an obstacle to men who carried the banner of the mind.” Are you going Galt? The perfect way to start is by picking up some of these silver rounds. Don't let a parasitic government steal your wealth. Take control of your own destiny.
Fun Silver Facts
- Silver has been used as a currency for over 3000 years.
- Silver has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of all metals.
- Silver is slightly harder than gold.
- Silver is used in jewelry, photography, dental compounds, solder, electrical contacts, batteries, mirrors, and printed circuits.
- Man learned to separate silver from lead as early as 3000 B.C.
|Weight||1 Troy Ounce (1 ozt, 31.1 grams)|
|Composition||99.9% Silver (0.999 fine silver)|
|Measurement||1.54 inches (39 mm) in diameter|
|Shipping Time||1-3 Business Days|
|Mint||American Open Currency Standard (AOCS)|