The History of Money: Stories Behind Most Gold, other Currencies and Wealth

Author:   Jane Andrew
Publisher:   Independently Published
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9798499541098


Pages:   164
Publication Date:   19 October 2021
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The History of Money: Stories Behind Most Gold, other Currencies and Wealth


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Before currency people used to barter. Grain, cattle, jars of wine, jars of oil. Salt which gave us a salary. These are called commodity money. The problem is they have an expiration date. The Kingdom of Lydia introduced the stater. An alloy of gold and silver with uniform weight and guaranteed by the king. So the definition of currency is portability, a fixed value, store of value, and immutability. Gold and silver being the 2 rarest metals on earth. In 1871 the German Empire declared that only gold is considered money. So the gold standard became the norm. In 1971 the US was in debt from fighting the Vietnam war. Charles DeGaulle demanded we send him bars of gold to pay our debts. Nixon refused. He probably said something salty. So the gold standard was abandoned. Today all currencies are not based on gold and silver. It is based on goods and services produced by a country or group of countries like the EU. LET'S TRACK HISTORIES

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Author:   Jane Andrew
Publisher:   Independently Published
Imprint:   Independently Published
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 0.90cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.227kg
ISBN:  

9798499541098


Pages:   164
Publication Date:   19 October 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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