- the use of two metals, ordinarily gold and silver, at a fixed relative value, as the monetary standard.
- the doctrine or policies supporting such a standard.
Origin of bimetallism
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Examples from the Web for bimetallism
Bimetallism may be legally authorized, but not actually working.The Principles of Economics
Frank A. Fetter
The question of bimetallism doesn't trouble God and His Angels.The Drunkard
Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Has for some time had by him paper on Bimetallism, which he desired to read to House.
As a matter of fact, a sound system of bimetallism is simply bimetallism.The Arena
No articles on bimetallism, as Quarmby said—wasn't it Quarmby?'New Grub Street
- the use of two metals, esp gold and silver, in fixed relative values as the standard of value and currency
- the economic policies or doctrine supporting a bimetallic standard
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