Bernard von NotHaus
Bernard von NotHaus Biography
Bernard von NotHaus, one of the world's foremost experts on private currencies and alternative economics, retired six years ago after 25 years as the Mintmaster at the Royal Hawaiian Mint. His work has been cataloged over the past three decades in television, radio, and print medias and featured in Super Structures: Making Money on The Learning Channel, Paul Harvey's News & Comment, Forbes Magazine, the L.A. Times, and numerous books and publications.
Von NotHaus studied Art and Architecture at Kansas State University for six years. Since 1974, when he wrote, To Know Value - An Economic Research Paper, von NotHaus has studied economics and monetary history. In 1997 von NotHaus wrote Free Market Currency and proposed the world's first working model for an Organic Monetary Standard. In 1998, with the support of other concerned Americans, he introduced the Liberty Dollar to exemplify the principles of a free market, value-backed, private currency that is free from government control.
In 2003, he wrote The Liberty Dollar SOLUTION to the Federal Reserve, a 500-page treatise. He is well known in the numismatic community as an original thinker who relishes the type of complex problems he encountered while designing and developing the Liberty Dollar, a money owned by the people, not the Federal Reserve.
Currently he is the Monetary Architect at NORFED a non-profit, free enterprise corporation that to date has distributed $10 million Liberty Dollars to a network of over 100,000 people and postulates Bernard's Law: "When the people own the money they control the government. When the government owns the money, it controls the people."