gold standard
noun Date: 1831 1. a monetary standard under which the basic unit of currency is defined by a stated quantity of gold and which is usually characterized by the coinage and circulation of gold, unrestricted convertibility of other money into gold, and the free export and import of gold for settling of international obligations 2. benchmark 2b

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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