Wednesday , 22 November 2017


The History of Silver As a Currency – and More

Silver has thousands of industrial uses and is considered a store of wealth by investors. The infographic below illustrates silver’s history as a currency in the past and as an essential component in industry and technology today.

So says an introduction to Visual Capitalist’s (VisualCapitalist.com) latest informative infographic on silver presented here by Lorimer Wilson, editor of www.FinancialArticleSummariesToday.com (A site for sore eyes and inquisitive minds) and www.munKNEE.com (Your Key to Making Money!). This paragraph must be included in any article re-posting to avoid copyright infringement.

Silver infographic

 

*http://www.visualcapitalist.com/portfolio/the-silver-series-the-history-of-silver-part-1 (For more information on silver, also view Endeavour Silver’s Education Hub)

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