Moneta 124

Documents and Studies on 19th c. Monetary History
India

Republication of
Report of the Committee appointed to inquire into the Indian Currency
(with Minutes of evidence, Correspondence, Index, Further papers)
(London, 1893)

Marina Kovalchuk, 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 Committee appointed to inquire into the Indian Currency, published in 1893 is the most important document on the question of bimetallism: India was the most important country using silver standard. However the proposals of the Government of India "the stoppage of the free coinage of silver and the free coinage of gold" was refused by the Committee who "advise to overrule the proposals for the closing of the mints and the adoption of a gold standard".

 The 1893 Report of the Committee appointed to inquire into the Indian Currency with the minutes of evidence and other documents continues the discussion on one of the major problems of the second half of the century.


Marina Kovalchuk, Georges Depeyrot, ed.
MONETA 124, IV + 432 + 10* pages,
85 euros
Table des matières
ISBN 978-90-77297-92-6

 
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