Silver Facts: Reposted

This is reposted from:  https://fazefive.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/12-_facts_you_may_not_know_about_gold_and_silver_test_your_metal_mettle_/

 

Silver

  1. “Silver” refers to the .925 silver grade emerged in England, in the 13th century, but words for silver and money are the same in at least 14 languages. Silver was even mentioned in the Bible, its name comes from the Old English “seolfor”.
  2. Before 2007, there was 1,740,000 metric tons of silver discovered in the world. Geologists say that there are 17 ounces of silver for every ounce of gold on the planet.
  3. Since 700 BC., silver has been coined over and over again: in 2003, in the United Kingdom, there were minted into coins and medals half a million ounces of silver.
  4. The largest producers of silver are Mexico, Chile and Peru.Over the years, silver jewellery has been associated with magical powers and people believed that silver can heal, bring good luck and ward the evil spirits away.
  5. 1761 degrees Fahrenheit (960 degrees Celsius) is the silver’s melting point. It is used in medical purposes because of its antibiotic characteristics, silver is also a dental alloy (used in cavity fillings).
  6. Silver can be eaten (not advised) and it’s harder than gold.
  7. 1 out of 7 pair of eyeglasses that are sold nowadays in the United States of America has silver in it. And almost 95% of silver is used for silverware, jewellery and photography. 95% – every year.