Bland dollar

noun

ˈbland-,
-aa(ə)nd-
plural Bland dollars
: the U.S. silver dollar of 412¹/₂ grains troy that was coined under the Bland-Allison Act of 1878 which provided for the free coinage of silver

Note: Designed by George T. Morgan, the Bland dollar later became known as the Morgan dollar.

Word History

Etymology

after Richard P. Bland †1899 U.S. congressman

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“Bland dollar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bland%20dollar. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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