Currency fit for an Empire.

Who is Emperor Norton? The short answer is he was a guy who proclaimed himself Emperor of the
United States in September of 1859. Born in London, England on February 14, 1819 to John and Sarah
Norton. (Source: Jos Driver, a descendent of Philip Norton - his brother who stayed in South Africa). For
more about the Emperor, see: _Norton - Samples of his money are here.

At the preemptory request of a large majority of the citizens of these United States, I Joshua
Norton, formerly of Algoa Bay, Cape of Good Hope, and now for the last nine years and ten
months past of San Francisco, California, declare and proclaim myself the Emperor of These
United States.
-September 17, 1859

His Proclamations - abolishing Congress may still be a good idea.
Currency fit for an Empire – Every empire needs a currency.
Local currencies - what are they and what are they good for?
Proclamations from Norton II
Legal Issues Related to Local Currencies
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First Norton Dollar designs by Deborah Hayner



THE EMPEROR'S BRIDGE CAMPAIGN is the organization for the ongoing people's movement to
have the State of California name the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for Emperor Norton.


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