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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