From the time I was born my grandparents gave me silver dollars for All special occasions, i.e., birthday, Christmas, Easter. For a long time my mother saved these for me but when times were hard she was forced to use them to buy shoes and other childhood necessities. I remember the first time the coin tradition changed--1970. I received a crisp fiat bill in my card. From that time forward it was never quite the same opening those cards from my grandmas and grandpas. In my kid eyes and heart that shiny silver coin meant more than the new paper dollar.
Anyone who works metaphysics and understands alchemy understands the significance of the change. The message of abundance, prosperity, and good fortune had energetically shifted when the coin was replaced with paper. Over the years, this had bothered me. One day, I finally took all the treasury notes and saved dollars and bought silver bullion to replace them. I believe the energetic in this metal is what my grandparents and great parents really wanted for me. Since I want my ancestors, my forebears' wisdom as part of my life, I keep these few transition coins close so I can see and touch them. These coins hold the legacy of abundance, prosperity, and good fortune.