Well as of this month, you can legally use gold and silver in Utah as currency. I'm not quite sure what to make of this. I doubt seriously I could walk into Wal-Mart and pay for my groceries with gold or silver. This just seems so wrought with complications, it's ridiculous. Craig Franco has already come up with an enterprising idea of a gold and silver depository where you deposit your gold and silver and he gives you a debit card that is backed by your deposit. I guess you would never really know how much is on your card without checking your balance daily as the price of silver and gold fluctuates. Well, good luck with that. There's a reason we have money. Though, I'm looking forward to requesting my employer to start paying me with a little velvet bag filled with ounces of gold. It is the law after all. right?