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