Free silver
Free silver Free silver The free coinage of silver; often, specif., the free coinage of silver at a fixed ratio with gold, as at the ratio of 16 to 1, which ratio for some time represented nearly or exactly the ratio of the market values of gold and silver respectively. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Free Silver — was an important political issue in the late 19th century United States. To understand exactly what is meant by free coinage of silver , it is necessary to understand the way mints operated in the days of the gold standard. Essentially, anyone… …   Wikipedia

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  • free silver — ☆ free silver n. the free coinage of silver, esp. at a fixed ratio to the gold coined in the same period …   English World dictionary

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  • Free Silver Movement — Late 19th century U.S. political movement that advocated unlimited coinage of silver. Proponents included owners of western silver mines, farmers who wanted higher crop prices, and debtors who believed an expanded currency would allow them easier …   Universalium

  • Free Silver Movement — (inglés: Movimiento en pro de la libre acuñación de la plata ) Movimiento político estadounidense de fines del s. XIX, en favor de acuñar monedas de plata sin limitaciones. Sus proponentes eran dueños de minas de plata en el oeste, agricultores… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Grover Cleveland: Against a Free Silver Policy — ▪ Primary Source              Congress attempted to end bimetallism in 1853 by abolishing silver coins, but neglected to mention silver dollars in its bill, so the country remained on a two metal standard until a revision of the law in 1873.… …   Universalium

  • free´-sil´ver — free silver, the free coinage of silver, especially at a fixed 16 to 1 ratio with gold; the making of silver into coins for anyone who brings it to the mint. –free´ sil´ver, adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • silver standard — a monetary standard or system using silver of specified weight and fineness to define the basic unit of currency. [1825 35, Amer.] * * * Monetary standard under which the basic unit of currency is defined as a stated quantity of silver. It is… …   Universalium

  • silver — silverer, n. silverish, adj. silverless, adj. silverlike, adj. silverness, n. /sil veuhr/, n. 1. Chem. a white, ductile metallic element, used for making mirrors, coins, ornaments, table utensils, photographic chemicals, conductors, etc. Symbol:… …   Universalium

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