silver standard


: a monetary standard under which the currency unit is defined by a stated quantity of silver

Examples of silver standard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pastel shades of pink, blue, and green along with a softer black have been rumored by many to join the silver standard. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2021 From ancient times until 1971, the gold standard and its sister, the silver standard, were the norm. Steve H. Hanke, National Review, 9 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1719, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of silver standard was in 1719

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“Silver standard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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