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silver standard

a monetary standard or system using silver of specified weight and fineness to define the basic unit of currency.
Origin of silver standard
1825-35, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for silver standard

silver standard

a monetary system in which the legal unit of currency is defined with reference to silver of a specified fineness and weight and sometimes (esp formerly) freely redeemable for it
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