INTERNATIONAL: World Metal

Almost alone in preferring gold to paper as pocket currency for everyday use are Dutchmen. They like to jingle heavy guilders on each of which is stamped the motto & promise of Queen Wilhelmina's Royal House: "I will maintain!" In The Hague last week pompous Mynheer Doktor Leonardus Jacobus Anthonius Trip, President of the Netherlands Bank, mentioned an obvious fact: no "run" to exchange Dutch paper money for gold can possibly perturb the Netherlands Bank. Reason: the entire paper currency of the Netherlands is backed by a gold cover of 102%.

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