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silver certificate

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noun
  1. a former paper currency first issued in 1878 by the U.S. federal government for circulation, equal to and redeemable for silver to a stated value.

Origin of silver certificate

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for silver certificate

silver certificate

noun
  1. (formerly) a banknote issued by the US Treasury to the public and redeemable in silver
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