This Book Covers The History Of Money And Finance It Is The Result Of Fifteen Years Of Research By The Author, Alexander Del Mar, In Great Libraries And Coin Collections Of Europe He Traced The Historical Development In All Ages Of Which Any Coinage Or Other Numismatic Remains Exist He Reveals In The Great States Of Antiquity That Money Was A Pillar Of The Constitution, Its Usage, Its Meaning In Different Countries At Different Times And How Private Coinage Originated It Describes It S Physical Component And The Discussion About Its Value, Whether The Value Of Money Constitutes The Metal Or Paper From Which It Is Made Or Its Numerical Relation, And What Governmental Body Should Control This
Alexander del Mar, also Alex Delmar 1836 1926 , was an American political economist, historian, numismatist and author He was the first director of the Bureau of Statistics at the U.S Treasury Department from 1866 69.Del Mar was a rigorous historian who made important contributions to the history of money During the mid 1890s, he was distinctly hostile to a central monetary role for gold as a commodity money, championing the cause of silver and its re monetization as a prerogative of the state.He believed strongly in the legal function of money Del Mar dedicated much of his free time to original research in the great libraries and coin collections of Europe on the history of monetary systems and finance.He died 7 Jan 1926 in Little Falls, New York.
- 448 pages
- History of Monetary Systems
- Alexander del Mar
- 23 June 2019 Alexander del Mar