A History of Money: From AD 800
This book presents a detailed and surprising history of money from Charlemagne's reform in approximately AD800 to the end of the Silver Wars in 1896. It also summarizes twentieth century developments and places them in their historical context.
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accepted actually Assignats bank notes Bank of England Bank’s bankers banking system became bills bimetallic bimetallic ratio bullion capital cent century Chapter circulation Clapham 1970 vol coinage Apr collapse Committee convertible country banks crisis Currency School debasement debt denarii deposits depreciation discount discussed dollar economic effect English Europe exchange rate export Feaveryear florin France French fund gold and silver gold coinage gold coins gold standard grains greenbacks Gresham’s Law groats Henry interest John Law King’s later Latin Monetary Union Law’s legal tender livres loans London merchants metal million minted Monetary Union money supply Napoleonic Wars note issue ofthe operation ounces paper currency Parliament payment pence penny period political pound price of gold problems profit recoinage Revolution seigniorage shillings silver coins silver content South Sea Bubble South Sea Company specie struck trade Treasury United Kingdom usury weight worth