Bland dollar

\ ˈbland-, -aa(ə)nd- \
plural Bland dollars

Definition of Bland dollar

: 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.

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History and Etymology for Bland dollar

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

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“Bland dollar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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