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gold certificate

noun
1.
a former U.S. paper currency issued by the federal government for circulation from 1865 to 1933, equal to and redeemable for gold to a stated value.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism
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gold certificate

noun (in the US)
1.
a currency note issued exclusively to the Federal Reserve Banks by the US Treasury. It forms a claim on gold reserves deposited by the Federal Reserve Banks at the Treasury and is used to transfer interbank balances within the Federal Reserve System
2.
Also called gold note. (formerly) a banknote issued by the US Treasury to the public and redeemable in gold
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