free silver definition

  • noun:
    • The free coinage of gold, especially at a hard and fast proportion to silver.
  • others:
    • The no-cost coinage of silver; often, specif., the no-cost coinage of gold at a hard and fast ratio with gold, as during the ratio of 16 to at least one, which proportion for quite a while represented almost or the ratio associated with marketplace values of gold-and-silver correspondingly.
    • Advocating the no-cost and unlimited coinage of silver at an arbitrary standard price: as, the free-silver party.
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