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MONEV AND CREDIT

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111 Austria in 1897 there were 4,942 telegraph offices, 31,484 miles oi telegraph line with 92,052 miles of wire, and the number of messages was 13,771,084.

Money and Credit.

The following table shows the issues from the Austrian mint and the value of notes now in circulation : —

1893

lfl94

1895

1896

1897

Florins

Florins

Florins

Florins 1

Florins

, Four-ducat 1 Single-ducat .

1 2,834,445

784,497 1,584,608

910,809 2,015,062

1,313,650 ' 2,229,397

|. 3,196,289

Gold Franz- Josefs .

_

^^

Twenty & ten- crown . .

135,042,480

97,323,530

72,011,700

80,116,220

79,825,805

Levantine

\ 2,607,600

\ 2,301,100

\ 6,455,600

5,440,700

tnaiers .

3,470,100 (pieces)

1 (pieces)

j (pieces)

1 (pieces)

(pieces)

Two-gulden .

Silver / Sinele-sulden .

Single-crown .

37,255,001

20,030,895

16,829,983

4,022,871

1,071,000

Twenty - kreu-

1 zer ^Ten-kreuzer .

Nickel /Twenty & ten- ^^^^^'^ \ heller . .

9,827,259

11,874,404

8,078,777

^Four-kreuzer .

Copper sOne-krcuzer .

iHalf-kreuzer .

"'""-ftaC'""^'!-

772,704

1,365,672

1,199,447

1,072,942

1,441,626

State notes in circulation

372,098,255

303,305,896

193,539,593

138,949,109

119,315,410

Austro-Hungarian bank-

notes in circulation .

486,623,620

507,808,160

619,854,140

659,726,360

699,907,100

The following are statistics for December 31, 1895 and 1896, of the 56 Austrian joint-stock and private banks, in thousands of florins : —

Liabilities.

Nominal Capital

Paid-up

Reserve

Bills, (fee, in cir- culation

227,582 212,856

Credit

Accounts

current

Mort- gages

Total, in- cluding others

1895 .

1896 .

1

233,278 241,420

217,315

71,795 81^00

534,871 511,421

666,876 734,883

1,790,432 1,642,479

Assets.

Bank

and Credit

Notes

Mortgage LoauK

670,352 736,824

Debit

Accounts

current

Cash in hand

Total,

including

others^

1895 .

1896 .

237,421 238,593

597,800 578,056

43,661 36,875

1,790,482 1,842,479

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