silver certificate

noun
a former paper currency first issued in 1878 by the U.S. federal government for circulation, equal to and redeemable for silver to a stated value.

Origin:
1875–80, Americanism

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silver certificate
 
n
(formerly) a banknote issued by the US Treasury to the public and redeemable in silver

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