Front Page Titles (by Subject) Progressive Development of the Methods of Exchange. - Money and the Mechanism of Exchange
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Progressive Development of the Methods of Exchange. - William Stanley Jevons, Money and the Mechanism of Exchange 
Money and the Mechanism of Exchange (New York: D. Appleton and Co. 1876).
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Progressive Development of the Methods of Exchange.
Beginning with the primitive method of barter, a series of steps have been made towards a perfect and world-wide system of interchange of commodities, with the least possible use of the precious metals. We may classify the devices employed for avoiding the use of metallic money under five different heads, as follows:—