Moneta 118

Documents and Studies on 19th c. Monetary History
International Monetary Conferences
 

Republication of
Report of the Royal Commission on International Coinage

together with the Minutes of Evidence and Appendix
(London, 1868)  

Georges Depeyrot, ed.

This series of volumes Documents and Studies on 19th c. Monetary History aims to republish the main documents related to the question of bimetallism at the end of the 19th century. The series will include several sub-series devoted to the International Monetary Conferences held in various capitals during the second half of the century and to the specific situation of different countries (i.e. India, Japan, United States of America, China, etc.), since the question of monetary systems was a global question. It will also include specific studies on monetary questions and on monetary history.

The scientific community will thus have access to the enormous collection of statistics, analyses, and discussions, on and around the question of gold and silver coinages. These documents will be useful to specialists of the 19th century but also to all specialists of monetary history and in particular to those studying the question of the ratio between gold and silver and the question of gold or silver standard, which are common to all periods.

The Report of the Royal Commission on International Coinage, published in 1868 is the continuation of the the International Monetary Conference held in Paris in June 1867 on the question of bimetallism. Again, the participants reached the conclusion that "a single standard should be adopted, and... should be in gold" and that "the English sovereign and pound might form a convenient basis for an international currency", refusing the idea of the 25 francs gold coin.  

The 1868 Report of the Royal Commission on International Coinage continues the discussion on one of the major problems of the second half of the century.


Georges Depeyrot, ed.
MONETA 118, 378 pages,
75 euros
"Voir une page" page 1 du rapport.
ISBN 978-90-77297-86-5

 
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