Buying and Selling Gold, Silver and Money 7item What is the ruling on buying government bonds? And is it permissible to deal in these bonds? What is the ruling in the matter of making gold jewelry? How should one go about dealing in it? What is the ruling in the matter of buying and selling banknotes, not for what they are, i.e. a means of monetary exchange, rather for having a special value? To give an example, one may be interested in acquiring the green backed banknote of one-thousand Tomandenomination, which bears the picture of the late Imam Khomeini, for more than its nominal value. Some vendors sell coins, used to make telephone calls, for more than their real value. What is the view on such dealings? Is it permissible to buy and sell banknotes on credit for a price that is higher than their nominal value? If the buyer and seller are agreed, is it permissible to sell gold bullion on credit, for a price higher than the present market price? And is the profit made from such a deal ḥalāl? A currency dealer bought old currency for the price of new, not knowing that its value was almost half of that of the current one. This dealer sold the same currency for the same price. Is it obligatory on the person who thinks that they did not treat the buyer fairly to inform him of the "unfairness"? Are such deals valid and, therefore, can one have the right of disposal of the profit made thereof, or could it be a case of money of anonymous owner or that of tainted money?