January 1, 2000

The History of Gold and Silver

3 Volume Set
  • Lawrence H. White

    Distinguished Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics
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Gold and silver have been the cornerstones of the world’s economies and banking systems since they were first developed, and the metals have lost little of their allure even today.

This fully reset edition collects material debating the setting up of Gold, Silver and Bimetal standards and the various systems devised and implemented. The debate over the setting up of the gold and silver standards was incessant and much of it centred around which system was best. The methods different governments used were also the subject of much debate. This three-volume edition brings together material on the various debates and will show the profound influence these metals have had on economic thinking.