Inflation then and now

NOW – Dollars in circulation (M1)

retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M1, February 9, 2021

THEN – Silver content of a Roman Denarius

Source: smaulgld.com

Quoted from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denarius#Value,_Comparisons_and_silver_content

Silver content plummeted across the lifespan of the denarius. Under the Roman Empire (after Nero) the denarius contained approximately 50 grains, 3.24 grams, or ​110 (0.105ozt) troy ounce. The fineness of the silver content varied with political and economic circumstances. From a purity of greater than 90% silver in the 1st century AD, the denarius fell to under 60% purity by AD 200, and plummeted to 5% purity by AD 300.[16] By the reign of Gallienus, the antoninianus was a copper coin with a thin silver wash.[17]

Remember, after the Roman Empire dissolved it was replaced with tribalism, superstition and the christian cult of fear!

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