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Silver is the metal of the moon.

Silver is adored by the Greek Goddess Artemis, who rode a silver chariot across the skies, shooting silver moonbeams to earth with her silver bow

Cowboys used to through a silver dollar into their milk when going on journeys as the silver helped keep the milk fresher for longer!

Silver’s cool glow represents a guiding light in our personal journey.

Associated with the moon as well as the sea and various lunar Goddesses, the metal was referred to by alchemists by the name Lunar.

Hippocrates wrote that silver had beneficial healing and anti disease properties. The expression 'born with a silver spoon in their mouth' stems from health rather than wealth status, as children fed with silver utensils were believed to be healthier.

Silver has been coined to use as money since 700 BC.

The term 'sterling silver' in reference to the grade .925 silver emerged in England in the 13th century.

Sterling silver is an alloy of 92.5 % silver and 7.5 % other materials - usually copper.

Silver is so soft in its pure form, it must be mixed with other metals, such as platinum, nickel and copper, to make it hard and durable enough to make jewelry and other items out of .

Alpaca Silver actually has no silver content whatsoever (and anyone that says it does is probably misinformed or telling stories). It is an alloy of metals with properties similar to that of stainless steel, in that it wont rust or tarnish.

The hallmark on silver may be 925 (normal) or the word 'sterling' or the lion passant mark.

Most mirrors are backed with aluminum. For a superior quality finish, silver is used because of its high quality reflectivity.

Legend has it that silver is a strong deterrent for supernatural beings such as werewolves and vampires.

In ancient Egypt and Medieval Europe, silver was often more valuable than gold.

King Henry II coined the first silver currency in England around 1158.

Silver compounds were successfully used in World War I to prevent infection before the advent of antibiotics. Silver compounds are still used externally to accelerate healing in burns victims.

The Phoenicians used to store water, wine and vinegar in silver bottles.

Sterling silver is used for jewelry , silverware, etc.This alloy contains 92.5% silver, the remainder is copper or some other metal.

Silver is not generally used for coins because it is now far too expensive a metal. Nickel silver is now used, an allow which has no silver in it but which is actually a compound of nickel, zinc and copper.

The Lone Ranger's bullets were made of silver (or so the masked man claimed), and his horse was called Silver .

Silver contains anti-bacterial properties and researchers have found that silver can be used as a biocide. Burn units in hospitals use bandages that release silver ions that help with healing and reduce the need for frequent dressing changes.

People from all over the world believe in its conductive nature. It is said to help rid your spirit of negative energy and open a path to healing.

Silver is the best conductor of heat of all elements. Its uses in solar panels and automobile rear window defoggers take advantage of this quality.

Silver is more ductile than any element except gold. One ounce of silver can be drawn into 8,000 feet of thin wire.

More than 2/3 of the silver produced worldwide is a by product of lead, copper and zinc mining.

The major producers of silver include the United States, Mexico, Canada, Peru, Russia and Australia.

About 1/3 of the silver produced worldwide is used in photography.

United States coinage minted prior to 1965 contained 90% silver. A bag holding $1,000 face value of pre-1965 dimes, quarters and half-dollars contains approximately 715 ounces of silver.

United States Kennedy half-dollars minted from 1965 to 1969 contained 40% silver. A bag holding $1,000 face value of these Kennedy half-dollars contains approximately 295 ounces of silver.
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