The big difference between paper fiat money and gold or any other valuable metal used for currency is that gold and its perceived value exist naturally or in the natural realm while the value of fiat money is created by government mandate hence the slogan on every dollar "payable for all debts private and public". Gold coins do not need this. Its value exist by the social agreement between individuals within society. This makes the value of gold something that is freely derived at within the mind of every person in society and like so many other things that exist within the natural realm it exist without the government. Rights are like this as well. Natural and inalienable rights exist freely much like the value of gold does while rights the government gives us depend on its existence. The perversed thinking in our modern world is that the value of gold is assigned by the government and is no different that the assigned value of fiat money. There is no distinction between the natural realm and public realm anymore.