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[mass noun] A system of allowing the unrestricted currency of two metals (e.g. gold and silver) as legal tender at a fixed ratio to each other.
- ‘Whole elections would turn on the questions about gold, silver, bimetallism, and the central bank.’
- ‘Duckenfield observes England's movement from bimetallism to a de facto gold standard in 1717.’
- ‘Ireland's letter ritually attacked the Democracy's support of bimetallism.’
- ‘The raison d' être of bimetallism had been removed and England was on the gold standard.’
- ‘Without context, what he writes on bimetallism is worthless.’
- ‘Reading it as a pro-populist metaphor for the economic effect of bimetallism and the expansion of the nation's money supply along with the empowerment of western farmers and industrial laborers seems apparent enough.’
- ‘But remember, bimetallism under a fixed standard is not necessarily a completely free system.’
- ‘There is going to have to be rather a lot of financial information in there, elucidations of first principles, plausible and sufficient accounts of political wranglings over bimetallism and the Gold Standard.’
- ‘In the words of his biographer Stephen Kantrowitz, Tillman regarded bimetallism as a ‘bridge between disaffected producers in the Democratic South and their brethren in the Republican West.’’
- ‘Too little time is spent exploring the real benefits from the gold standard, and the author precipitously blames bimetallism's failure on the incompetence of the movement's leaders.’
- ‘Although generally conservative, Walker was capable of intellectual courage: he favored international bimetallism despite adverse attitudes in his home state of Massachusetts and in his profession.’
- ‘Any world-currency system short of actual bimetallism or trimetallism requires a breakdown of borders and sovereignty.’
- ‘By this, of course I do not mean bimetallism, with its arbitrarily fixed exchange rate between gold and silver, but freely fluctuating exchange rates between the two moneys.’
- ‘Much is made of the collapse of bimetallism and its deleterious implications for countries on a silver standard.’
- ‘At the time of the great recoinage of 1696 bimetallism was still the basis of the British currency, silver and gold providing the mainstay.’
- ‘Certainly no one is still alive who witnessed the founding of this country with acceptance of bimetallism - gold and silver - and government involvement only to assure honest weights and measures.’
- ‘The United States repealed the Sherman Act and bimetallism was dead.’
- ‘This is useful advice - don't waste your time worrying about gold or bimetallism.’
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