Unformatted text preview: and is withdrawn from circulation as money (Gresham's Law). D. none of the above 6. In the 1850s the French franc was valued by both gold and silver, under the official French ratio which equated a gold franc to a silver franc 15½ times as heavy. At the same time, the gold from newly discovered mines in California poured into the market, depressing the value of gold. As a result, A. the franc effectively became a silver currency. B. the franc effectively became a gold currency. C. silver became overvalued under the French official ratio. D. answers a) and c) are correct 7. Gresham's Law states that A. bad money drives good money out of circulation. B. good money drives bad money out of circulation. C. if a country bases its currency on both gold and silver, at an official exchange rate, it will be the more valuable of the two metals that circulate. D. none of the above....
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