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What does physical custody mean here? #1 (permalink) Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:58 pm   What does physical custody mean here?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #180 "The US Mint", question 8

In addition to producing coins, the United States Mint has other responsibilities, including maintaining physical ......... and protection of the Nation's $100 billion of U.S. gold and silver assets.

(a) custody
(b) ownership
(c) possession
(d) storage

Business English Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #180 "The US Mint", answer 8

In addition to producing coins, the United States Mint has other responsibilities, including maintaining physical custody and protection of the Nation's $100 billion of U.S. gold and silver assets.

Correct answer: (a) custody
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What does physical custody mean here? #2 (permalink) Tue Mar 30, 2010 13:40 pm   What does physical custody mean here?
 

Having and holding the actual item.
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