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silver standard

a monetary standard or system using silver of specified weight and fineness to define the basic unit of currency.
Origin of silver standard
An Americanism dating back to 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The Austrian silver standard was to prevail throughout that empire.

    If Not Silver, What? John W. Bookwalter
  • Up to this date there had existed, in theory, a silver standard with gold rated to it by each succeeding tariff.

  • As all her rates are now based on a silver standard, postage to foreign countries is much cheaper than from them to Japan.

    The Gist of Japan R. B. Peery
  • At the time of the French Revolution, therefore, the silver standard was actually in force.

  • That is, beginning with the gold standard, and ignoring the silver standard, Mr. Lepper reaches bimetallism!

    The Arena Various
  • The coinage was prescribed to consist of gold and silver standard pieces, and gold and silver trade pieces.

  • They are remnants from an earlier period, when Germany had a silver standard, and the Latin Union a complete bimetallic standard.

    Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips
  • It follows from this, that the use of the silver standard in Mexico actually depresses the value of silver there.

    Principles of Political Economy Arthur Latham Perry
  • Hong Kong, silver standard, is the exchange point between gold and silver countries, and hence important.

    Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips
  • Now, at last, the question of the gold standard or the silver standard was fairly before the voters.

British Dictionary definitions for silver standard

silver standard

a monetary system in which the legal unit of currency is defined with reference to silver of a specified fineness and weight and sometimes (esp formerly) freely redeemable for it
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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