Note on gold shipments and gold exchanges

Press release  | 
09 September 1997

BIS Press Releases


9th September 1997

The Bank for International Settlements is today releasing a "Note on gold shipments and gold exchanges organised by the Bank for International Settlements, 1st June 1938 - 31st May 1945". This note, based on the BIS archives, gives a comprehensive overview of all gold location exchanges - both physical gold shipments and location swaps between depositories - organised by the BIS shortly before and during the Second World War. The note has been certified by Coopers & Lybrand, London. The note, together with the examination certificate, is available as from today on the BIS's own Web site (

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