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at about the same time as Germany, there have not been,

I t is very evident that the cause of all legal disputes concerning money is to be found in the unforeseen changes in its exchange value. We see therefore more clearly than ever the sovereign importance of the stability of money through time, though all efforts to secure such stability would appear vain so long as metals are used as standards of value and free minting of the standard money on private account is permitted.