silver standard

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  1. 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

Words Nearby silver standard Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use silver standard in a sentence

  • Is it advisable longer to attempt to maintain both a gold and silver standard of coinage?

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

    The Arena | Various
  • Three systems are therefore in use,—the gold standard, the silver standard, and the inconvertible paper.

    Honest Money | Arthur Isaac Fonda
  • It would probably not make so very much difference whether bi-metallism or the single silver standard was the final result.

    Honest Money | Arthur Isaac Fonda
  • What then shall we say of the man that follows China, that follows India in the silver standard?

British Dictionary definitions for silver standard

silver standard

  1. 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

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