symmetalism

[ sim-met-l-iz-uhm ]
/ sɪmˈmɛt lˌɪz əm /

noun

the use of two or more metals, such as gold and silver, combined in assigned proportions as a monetary standard.

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Origin of symmetalism

1890–95; sym- + -metallism, as in bimetallism
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