A History of Monetary Unions by John F Chown

By John F Chown

EMU may be trumpeted because the nice financial test in financial union, yet as John Chown exhibits during this wonderful booklet, there were many different examples of economic unions through the years - a few profitable, others now not so. during this finished historic review, the writer writes approximately financial unions with an admirable completeness and covers such issues as: the most efficient, financial unions in international locations and parts from Latin the US to The British Empire to Japan and Korea with many in among, the EMU and its coverage ramifications and the CFA Franc area within the former French colonies.

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The obverse of these coins was identical, ‘an image of the baby Heracles strangling a snake, with the first three letters of the Greek word for alliance’. The reverses, though, had a distinctive national symbol, a rose at Rhodes, Aphrodite at Knidos, a lion scalp at Samos, a bee at Ephesus and a lion and tuna fish at Cyzicus (this precedent was followed in Austria-Hungary, and in the British colonies and with the euro coins – but not banknotes). The third example is the Achaean League, the main power from the end of the third century BC until its defeat by the Romans in 146 BC.

The obverse of these coins was identical, ‘an image of the baby Heracles strangling a snake, with the first three letters of the Greek word for alliance’. The reverses, though, had a distinctive national symbol, a rose at Rhodes, Aphrodite at Knidos, a lion scalp at Samos, a bee at Ephesus and a lion and tuna fish at Cyzicus (this precedent was followed in Austria-Hungary, and in the British colonies and with the euro coins – but not banknotes). The third example is the Achaean League, the main power from the end of the third century BC until its defeat by the Romans in 146 BC.

Bimetallism Bimetallism was to rival the growth of banking in dominating monetary events and disputes for much of the nineteenth century. It gave impetus to, and eventually caused the collapse of, one of the greatest and most exciting initiatives ever taken towards monetary union. This, once regarded as an obscure byway of economic history, again became topical and relevant in the late twentieth century. The problem of bimetallism goes back a long way. For centuries gold and silver coins circulated side by side, at least in Europe, and governments tried to set a simple relationship between the two.

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