Business: Christmas Presents

$2.50 Gold Pieces. Christmas week, and again not enough $2.50 gold pieces to pass around for presents! Bank tellers apologized to their depositors. What could they do? The National Association of Mutual Savings Banks had sent a letter to Secretary Mellon personally, demanding $2.50 gold pieces for Christmas. He had not complied. Did you want to see a copy of that letter?

Through the bronze window tellers slid printed sheets: "Whereas, the distribution of $2.50 gold pieces by savings banks as well as commercial banks during the past few years has been a constant...

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