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Silver as synonym for moneyEdit

Apologies if I have missed this, but is it not worthy of mention in the article that in some languages the word for "silver" is actually used as the term for money itself (e.g., French, "de l'argent"), much as in other languages, the term for "gold" (with slight modifications) is used as the term for money (e.g., German "gelt")?--Partnerfrance (talk) 12:17, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Units for density?Edit

I came here looking for the density of silver. Does it really make sense to list it as g/cm3?

I get that it is equivalent to kg/dm3 (i.e. kg/l) and t/m3 (1000 kg/m3) and mg/mm3, but those units have a better divisors for calculations (except for maybe kg/dm3, which then again is very useful for liquids). Even though cm3 is a very relatable size because cm is very practical in normal, day-to-day usage, cm is still a bit of an in-between unit and can be a bit unwealdy for calculations because of the exponent -2 in its prefix, making mm3 slightly better (though also less relatable) in this regard. Would it make sense for the infobox to also list the densities as 1000 kg/m3 (or t/m3), kg/dm3 (kg/l) and/or mg/mm3? — (talk) 08:14, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

Grams per cubic cm is standard nomenclature. Anyone familiar with the metric system will realize the equivalents you mention without having to spell them out in the article. Plazak (talk) 17:12, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

Reference 91 feels like a link to sell and is not informativeEdit

Inline as of this writing, the article reads "In 2015 China reverted to the metric system and currently prices silver (and gold) in grams.[91][92]" -- reference 92 links to a legitimate source of information about this topic, however reference 91 is a link to a silver seller website with no value (and it's selling a lot of silver in troy ounces, which is rather the opposite of the point trying to be made). I believe reference 91 is link spam intended to drive business from Wikipedia to a vendor website, not as an informative source of information. troyengel (talk) 19:10, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Indeed. Removed. -DePiep (talk) 12:12, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 17 September 2019Edit

<! st ABOVE this line and do not remove the tildes and curly brackets below. --> (talk) 08:25, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

  Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. NiciVampireHeart 08:31, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
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