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free silver

n.
The free coinage of silver, especially at a fixed ratio to gold, advocated in the late 1800s to increase the demand for silver and to counteract inflation in the currency.

free silver

n
the unlimited minting of silver coins, esp when at a fixed ratio to gold
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By the late 1800s, bimetallism had become the political weathervane of the time, with the Free Silver movement gaining strength in the later Nineteenth Century.
Exhibit 3: Main Symbolism of "The Wizard of Oz" Symbol Meaning Dorothy America Toto Prohibition Party Kansas Western State and site of 1900 Democratic convention Cyclone Free silver movement Oz Gold, symbol for an ounce Scarecrow Western Farmer Tin Woodsman Unemployed Working Man Cowardly Lion William Jennings Bryan Yellow Brick Road Gold Emerald City Washington, D.C.
Sold to William Randolph Hearst in 1895, it was renamed the New York Journal and supported William Jennings Bryan and the free silver movement. Edited by Arthur Brisbane, it clamored for war with Spain and the independence of Cuba.