(redirected from gold standard)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

GOLD. A metal used in making money, or coin. It is pure when the metal is unmixed with any other. Standard gold, is gold mixed with some other metal, called alloy. Vide Money.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
References in periodicals archive ?
I believe that is precisely why promising initiatives such as the Gold Standard merit our strong support.
Dear Editor, The letter from Michael Moore blaming Neville Chamberlain for abandoning the gold standard in 1931 was plausible except for one minor detail.
The remarkable thing about ABC was how quickly it succeeded in becoming the gold standard of paid circulation, greatly enhancing the ad revenue of publishers who abided by its rules, and weeding out those who didn't.
(8.) Resumption was effectively a joining of the gold standard because no silver coins had been included in the list of coins to be minted under the Coinage Act of 1873.
"Unlike the World Bank, we do not believe that a form of the gold standard will return.
But nations that abandoned the gold standard tightened their trade restrictions "only marginally." As their currencies devalued, these countries benefited from an influx of gold, as people sought their cheaper goods.
The true danger to economies is a printing press run rampant, not the gold standard.
Back then, the idea of a return to some form of Gold Standard (or gold-and-silver standard) also gained currency.
Any other care homes interested in signing up for the should contact the Gold Standards Framework Team on 01743 291895.
Gideon Gono, head of the central bank, said the country should consider adopting the gold standard.
"We're too far down the road to go back to the gold standard. This will move us toward an alternative currency," he told the Associated Press.
Ruby Creek Resources Inc (OTCBB: RBYC), a gold exploration and mining company with operations in Tanzania, has acquired the assets of Gold Standard Tanzania Ltd.