Local Currencies (a.k.a. community currencies, alternative currencies or companion currencies) are legal and it’s use in the United States dates back to the early 1900’s. Check out the links below for more information about local currencies.
View a full list of active local currency systems in the US:
Calgary Dollars, a local currency in Canada that is very similar to Equal Dollars:
BerkShares opperates in the Berkshire region of Massachusetts:
Bay Bucks, a business to business exchange in San Francisco:
A great article about local currencies: