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What is Gold Standard

The gold standard used to up back paper money. They where exchangeable with gold at the bank or the main government bank. As it was easier to carry and trade with there was not much demand for the exchange. Most currencies in the world where backed either by gold or silver. Fiat money is what most currencies consist of these days and are not backed by gold or silver.

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