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free silver

noun, Economics.
the free coinage of silver, especially at a fixed ratio with gold.
Origin of free silver
An Americanism dating back to 1875-80
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free-silver, adjective Unabridged
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free silver

the unlimited minting of silver coins, esp when at a fixed ratio to gold
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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