(Proclaimed by the Secretary of the Treasury, January 1, 1889)

Country

Standard

Monetary Unit

Value in U. S. Mon.

Argentine Rep

Double

. Peso..... .........

. $0.96,5

Austria

Single silver

Florin

. .33,6

Belgium

Double

France

. .19,3

Bolivia

Single silver

Boliviano

. .68

Brazil

Single gold

.Milreis of 1,000 reis.

. .54,6

British N. Amer..

Single gold

Dollar..............

. 1.00

Chili............

Double

Peso...............,

. .91,2

Cuba.............

Double

Peso

.92,6

Denmark

Single gold

Crown

. .26,8

Fcuador

Single silver

. Sucre..............

. .68

Egypt...........

Double

. Pound (100 piastres).

. 4.94,3

France

Single gold

. Franc..............

. .19,3

German Empire..

Single gold

. Mark..............

. .23,8

Great Britain

Double

. Pound sterling......

, 4.86,6 1/3

Greece

Single gold

. Drachma............

, .19 3

Guatemala

Single gold

Peso

, .68

Hayti

Double

Gourde

.96,5

Honduras

Single silver

Peso...............,

, .68

India

Single silver

Rupee of 16 anna3..,

32.3

Italy............

Double

Lira

, .19,3

Japan

Double

Yen Gold

Silver

.99,7 , .73,4

Liberia

...Single Gold ....

. Dollar..............

1.00

Mexico

Single silver

. Dollar..............

.73,9

Netherland

Double

. Florin...............

.40,2

Nicaragua

Single silver

Peso

.68

Norway

Single gold

Crown

.26,8

Peru

Single silver

Sol.................

.68

Portugal

Single gold

.Milreis of 1,000 reis..

1.08

Russia

Single silver

Rouble of 100 kopecks

.54,4

Spain

Double

Peseta of 100 centimes

.19,3

Sweden

Single gold

Crown

.26,8

Switzerland

Double

Franc

.19,3

Tripoli...........

Single silver

. Mahbub of 20 piastres

.61,4

Turkey

Single gold

Piastre

.04,4

U. S. Colombia...

Single silver

Peso

.68

Venezuela

Single silver

Bolivar

.13,6

*Gold the nominal standard. Silver practically the standard. The value of the Shanghai taels based on the price of silver used in estimating the value of foreign silver coins, as above, is $1,005.

Note. - The "Standard" of a given country is indicated as follows, namely: Double, where its standard silver coins are unlimited legal tender, the same as its gold coins; Single gold or single silver, as its standard coins of one or the other metal are unlimited legal tender. The par of exchange of the monetary unit of a country with a single gold, or a double, standard is fixed at the value of the gold unit as compared with the United States gold unit. In the case of a country with a single silver standard, the par of exchange is computed at the mean price of silver in the London market for a period commencing October 1st and ending December 24th, as per daily cable despatches to the Bureau of the Mint.