silver certificate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n silver certificate formerly a bank note issued by the United States Treasury and redeemable in silver
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Martha Washington in the only woman whose portrait has ever appeared on a US currency note. Her portrait was on the face of the $1 silver certificate issues of 1886 and 1891, and on the back of the $1 silver certificate of 1896. Sacagewea and Susan B. Anthony are the only women represented on a US coin. Both were honored on a dollar coin.
    • Silver certificate A certificate issued by a government that there has been deposited with it silver to a specified amount, payable to the bearer on demand. In the United States and its possessions, it is issued against the deposit of silver coin, and is not legal tender, but is receivable for customs, taxes, and all public dues. In the United States the redeemability in silver of silver certificates was discontinued in the 1970's; they are still (1997) accepted as money at the face dollar value, but cannot be redeemed in silver.
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Usage

In literature:

But a little old ragged, damp, dingy five-dollar silver certificate gave me a jar one day.
"The Trimmed Lamp" by O. Henry
Silver certificates 483,000,000 4.
"Our Government: Local, State, and National: Idaho Edition" by J.A. James
He wanted to parlee a $2 Silver Certificate and bring home enough to pay the National Debt.
"People You Know" by George Ade
The general acceptance and the use of the silver certificate show that silver has not been otherwise discredited.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume IX." by Benjamin Harrison
We have now outstanding more than $338,000,000 in silver certificates issued under existing laws.
"Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
Against this latter amount there are outstanding silver certificates amounting to about $93,000,000.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
But in fact, it has been chiefly in the form of certificates that the silver has entered into circulation.
"Readings in Money and Banking" by Chester Arthur Phillips
For that purpose nothing could be better than the silver certificate.
"The Comstock Club" by Charles Carroll Goodwin
It was quite a new silver certificate.
"The Corner House Girls' Odd Find" by Grace Brooks Hill
A silver certificate for $1,000 weighs no more than a gold certificate for the same amount.
"Money" by John P. Jones
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In news:

Contract awarded for Gaillard Municipal Auditorium renovations in Charleston, S.C. Seeking LEED Silver certification, the project will begin in August and is slated for completion in December 2014.
Clarkson University's new Student Center has received LEED Silver certification, due to its state-of-the-art construction processes, energy efficiency, and innovation in design.
Was recently awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Silver certification by the US Green Building Council.
SpringHill Suites Chattanooga Downtown/Cameron Harbor, owned by 3H Group Hotels, is the first and only Chattanooga green lodging to hold awarded Silver Level LEED (R Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.
The Ford Center has achieved LEED ® Silver Certification under the New Construction rating system LEED is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
The Dome received the LEED Silver certification in August, making it Coral Gables' first restaurant with that recognition—a testament to founder Rachel Dominguez's personal commitment to the environment.
Retirement community receives Silver level LEED certification.
continues to draw praise as it is the first project in the northeastern and mid-Michigan areas to earn Silver certification under the LEED® Green Building Rating System.
1928-E US Small Size Notes PCGS Very Choice New-64 PPQ Silver Certificate.
1953-A* US Small Size Notes PCGS Choice New-63 PPQ Silver Certificate.
O Smith manufacturing facility in Johnson City, Tenn. Earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification.
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