Gold Currency (Gold Dinar) in Gresham's Law 'Bad Money Drive Out Good Money': A Review

Salmy Edawati Yaacob, Mat Noor Mat Zain, Zamzuri Zakaria, Nik Abdul Rahim Nik Abdul Ghani, Azlin Alisa Ahmad
2020 International Journal of Business and Social Science  
Gold dinar or gold currency has been practiced in several areas in Malaysia, Indonesia and South Africa. The uniqueness of gold currency as a storage of value, intrinsic value and stable is often discussed among economist and financial experts. However, the opposition should be focused on the Gresham's Law in gold currency for the current implementation of the banknote. This research is a qualitative study by doing analytical review of previous studies to assess the position of gold currency in
more » ... Gresham's law. The study found that the implementation of gold dinar together with the banknotes (Ringgit Malaysia) in Malaysia is in line with the concept of Gresham's Law. The society will keep gold dinar (because of the most valuable taste) and will choose to use banknotes (ringgit Malaysia) in daily transactions. This situation shows a clear situation that occurs 'Bad Money Drive Out Good Money'. This proves the difficulty of implementing a holistic gold currency if paper money is still in use.
doi:10.30845/ijbss.v11n9p7 fatcat:4iwpnch3drbldi6wrtovmk5ijm