She attracted it by the action of bimetallic law from her neighbour Germany, and replaced it by 5-franc silver mintings.
It is thus that Mr. Lepper creates a bimetallic system of money.
Some systems used a bimetallic thermometer in the sun and a mercurial instrument in the shade.
The merit of the bimetallic scheme does not depend on this at all.
This is the historic, patent, undeniable defect and weakness in the bimetallic system of the Europe of that day.
As regards the bimetallic influence of these changes of rates, there is one telling record in the history of Florence.
If a currency is silver, and part of it is debased and part left good there is bimetallic action, and the good disappears.
The evil was due to a badly-regulated, weltering, bimetallic system; the remedy was a monometallic system.
The flame of the burners is regulated by a bimetallic thermostat.
They do not witness the oscillation in the coinage, and the commercial disaster due to the action of bimetallic law.