No. It does not . It did at one time. The United States of Corruption and the Federal Usurper call the shots w ith no other country capable of doing anything about it. Besides, they are all corrupt also. What are they going to do, ask for their money? The answer would be no and what are you gonna do about it. As a matter of fact, we are going to keep printing paper and your going to buy it. That is why they opened the FOREX to everyone. The game and paradigm has changed. The only way gold and silver will be anything but an afterthought is if there is a world war on the horizon. Then you can buy it up if you would like but you probably won't be alive too long to enjoy the profits.