- 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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Examples from the Web for free silver
You ought to be with us in this free-silver movement, and you would be if you knew what we know.The Arena
The free-silver advocates have gotten what they wanted through a change for which neither party can claim the credit.The Principles of Economics
Frank A. Fetter
In 1890 the free-silver movement was not political in the sense that parties had declared for or against it.The New Nation
Frederic L. Paxson
Has never been greenbacker, free-silver man nor protective tariff man.
The motive of the mining interest in the free-silver coinage agitation of 1876 and 1877 was not mysterious.Readings in Money and Banking
Chester Arthur Phillips
- the unlimited minting of silver coins, esp when at a fixed ratio to gold
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