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The Crime of 1873

Learn about a monetary system that ruled most of the world during the 19th century, providing price stability for many countries until it burst into pieces in the 1880's, causing a strong worldwide recession.

Discover the episode of American monetary and political history that is the source for Frank Baum's Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Canada's Playing Card Money

How the governor of a French colony confiscated every deck of playing card in the 18th century to make paper money.

Don't forget my selected and commented bibliography about monetary history, where you can click and go to an online bookstore to buy the titles you miss !

Built from the latest historical and macroeconomic research, these pages explain complex monetary problems that shaped the world as we know it in a rich, graphical and entertaining presentation. Note : you need first to read Bimetallism to understand The Crime of 1873.

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