silver certificate


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

Example Sentences

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., 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, 26 June 2019 Martha Washington was on the $1 silver certificates in 1886, 1891, and 1896. Marlena Scott, Teen Vogue, 13 Apr. 2018 In the late 1800s, Martha Washington was pictured on the $1 silver certificate. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 1 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of silver certificate was in 1882

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“Silver certificate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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