Switzerland already has over 1,000 tons of gold (officially), but this measure would require the SNB to keep 20% of reserves in gold at all times. The bank and Swiss parliment oppose it, but if 100,000 signatures can be gathered, it will be voted on by the people democratically.
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Friday, May 9, 2014
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Ancient and interesting process that the UK employs to ensure the quality of Royal Mint coins: