AUSTRIA: Tooth Hoarding

So low is Austria's gold coverage that by recent emergency laws no citizen may take gold out of the country. The Government is doing everything in its power to prevent gold hoarding. A citizen can, of course, still have a toothache.

Several months ago Austrian officials noted remarkable activity among dentists. Cautious peasants were coming down from the mountains eager to fill their honest faces with as many great glittering grinders as possible. Another type of gold bootlegging was springing up: dental supply houses bought gold, sold it at abnormal prices to...

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