SOUTH AFRICA: Dutch Blood & Florins

Dutch Queen Wilhelmina, who counts her money in florins and cents, was right royally interested to learn last week that South Africans may soon be doing the same. In the British Dominion of the Union of South Africa many a citizen is of Dutch descent. When London's pound and shilling went off the gold standard (TIME, Sept. 28), Capetown's pound and shilling stayed on. This was inconvenient. Last week South Africa's legislators were rushing through a bill to create a new Dominion currency of florins and cents.

One South African florin will be...

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