Bimetallism



the use of two metals, ordinarily gold and silver, at a fixed relative value, as the monetary standard.
the doctrine or policies supporting such a standard.
Historical Examples

The Arena Various
The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8 Various
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 105, August 19th 1893 Various
Love Among the Chickens P. G. Wodehouse
New Grub Street George Gissing
The Arena Various
Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 108, February 16, 1895 Various
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7 Various
The Explorer W. Somerset Maugham

noun
the use of two metals, esp gold and silver, in fixed relative values as the standard of value and currency
the economic policies or doctrine supporting a bimetallic standard

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