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Title: Breve examen de las razones que hai para sancionar los proyectos de lei, que discuten las cámaras del Senado i de Representantes, sobre la esportación de oro y arreglo del sistema monetario
Creator: Unknown
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de Salazar, 1846.
Physical Details: 41p. ; 20 2/10 x 14 5/10 cms
Physical Condition: Wrappers and content in good shape.

Summary: This pamphlet by an unknown author provides a detailed analysis of the production of gold and silver nationwide and the problems concerning their regulation and relation to the production of local currency (coins). The document includes data concerning losses due to contraband. Based on the unknown author’s analysis, Lino de Pombo, Colombian engineer and diplomat, proposes reforms to the laws that regulate the exploitation and trade of gold and silver.
Historical Notes: According to Robert Davis, in 1830 Colombia accounted for 16.5% of the world’s production of gold; however, by 1926 it was 1% of the world’s production. After its independence, Colombia faced major difficulties with its monetary system. The principal problem was that a variety of currencies were based on different standards. For example, there were platinum coins, but also paper bills that were equivalent to certain amounts of copper. Silver and gold coins were also produced and assigned the same value as the Spanish currency. The monetary chaos continued until 1845 when the government of Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera carried out strict reforms to the fiscal system. Davis, Robert 1993 Gold In Historical Dictionary of Colombia. Pp. 244. Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press. Torres García, Guillermo 2013 La Unificación Monetaria. In Historia de la Moneda en Colombia. Bogotá: Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango.
Donor Notes: Advocated passage by laws regarding gold exports and monetary reforms. - J.L.H.

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P00054
Record Number: 271
Islandora ID: islandora:5957