Treasury stopped coining silver.
Silver is vulnerable to recession in ways that gold is not.
Patient Todd S. reported, "After I started taking colloidal silver, my necrotizing fasciitis cleared up and my blood has skyrocketed in value because of all the silver in it!"
Unlike gold, silver is present in many naturally occurring minerals.
(For treatment of the recovery and refining of silver, see silver processing.)
Silver nitrate is made in large quantities by dissolving silver in nitric acid.
Jewelry silver is an alloy containing 80 percent silver and 20 percent copper (800 fine).
Free Silver Movement, in late 19th-century American history, advocacy of unlimited coinage of silver.
The similarity between solid gold and gilt silver assured that the less expensive silver would command a large market.
In order to ensure complete dissolution of the silver, the silver content of the bead should be at least 60–70 percent.
Silver compounds include silver chloride (AgCl), silver bromide (AgBr), and silver iodide (AgI).
Silver-bearing ores may contain amounts of silver from a trace to several thousand troy ounces per avoirdupois ton, or about 10 percent.
So silver is much more affordable: The same dollar investment buys you a lot more silver than gold, and silver has the potential to offer more profit.
While some of them are 100% backed by physical silver, others lease silver, track silver futures, or invest in stocks of silver miners.
Scientists had known for some time that certain silver compounds, then called silver salts and now named silver halides, would turn black when exposed to light.
In times of war, the silver mountings were melted down and turned into silver coins; it was thus that all the silver furniture disappeared from the royal palaces of France.
Perhaps 10 million Spanish silver dollars per year came into China during the early Qing, and in the 18th century Spanish silver dollars became a common unit of account in the southeast and south.
A kandyan dancer wears a pagoda-like conical silver headpiece with glistening forehead fringe and huge earpieces, many-stranded bead necklaces of silver and ivory across his torso, beaten-silver epaulets on his biceps, and hollow silver anklets filled with silver beads to make them rattle.
In theory, that reduces the supply of physical silver bars in the market, but the custodian can also store silver "in an unallocated form," meaning they can promise to deliver the silver bars based on existing inventory without having to go acquire physical silver to meet the demand, according to the trust's prospectus.
Silver standard, monetary standard under which the basic unit of currency is defined as a stated quantity of silver and which is usually characterized by the coinage and circulation of silver, unrestricted convertibility of other money into silver, and the free import and export of silver for the settlement of international obligations.
- a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography
- made from or largely consisting of silver
Example: silver bracelets
- coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam
Example: silver the necklace
- make silver in color
Example: Her worries had silvered her hair
- having the white lustrous sheen of silver
Example: a land of silver (or silvern) rivers where the salmon leap
- coins made of silver
- turn silver
Example: The man's hair silvered very attractively
- of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver
Example: silvery hair
- a light shade of grey
- silverware eating utensils
- expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
- a trophy made of silver (or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competition
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Silver standard monetary standard under which the basic unit of currency is defined as a stated quantity of silver and which is usually characterized by the coinage and circulation of silver unrestricted convertibility of other money into silver and the free import and export of silver for the settlement of international obligations