silver certificate


Definition of silver certificate

: a certificate formerly issued against the deposit of silver coin as legal tender in the U.S. and its possessions

Examples of silver certificate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Someone entered an apartment in the first block of North Austin Boulevard by cutting the screen of the bathroom window and then stole six silver certificates valued at $6 between 2:30 p.m. Sept. 8 and 12:45 a.m. Sept. 12., "Oak Park police: Someone shot multiple rounds of ammunition; collectible baseballs, bats stolen from apartment," 24 Sep. 2019 Tubman was slated to be the first woman to appear on paper currency since the late 19th century, when Martha Washington’s portrait briefly adorned the $1 silver certificate. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "An Internal Watchdog Will Investigate the Delay of the Harriet Tubman $20 Bill," 26 June 2019 Martha Washington was on the $1 silver certificates in 1886, 1891, and 1896. Marlena Scott, Teen Vogue, "The Complete History of Money in America, From Pelts to Pennies," 13 Apr. 2018 In the late 1800s, Martha Washington was pictured on the $1 silver certificate. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, "The case for Harriet Tubman: Why it matters who's on our $20 bill," 1 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of silver certificate

1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Silver certificate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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