For a long time, silver has been used for various purposes. Even 4000 years ago, silver was made from lead for processing. The Latin name for silver is Argentum and now thanks silver its abbreviation AG. In contrast to mercury (where silver used to be mistaken), silver is not poisonous. The flexibility of this precious metal and relatively low stain also contributed to the high demand for silver. Because silver falls under precious metal, this material does not rust. Later they came behind the great guidance of this material. The largest silver mine is in Mexico and all South America is mined to this precious metal. For Europe, the largest silver mine is in Poland. Today silver is being used for so many things that it is almost unthinkable in our society. From cutlery to dentistry and from photography to solar panels. Too many examples to mention.
Silver is a precious metal and has long been used for the issue of money. Silver coins exist in practically every country in the world. In the Netherlands there were numerous silver coins. Issued by Counties think of silver drivers or dips and ducats, Later after the introduction of the decimal system by King William 1 there were silver coins in the form of pennies, dimes, quarters, half guilders, guilders and rijksdaalders. This has remained so until the 1960s and was abolished by letting go of the gold standard. The coins were replaced for other (less expensive) materials. The serrated edge of the silver coins served as protection, so that one could see that no silver had been abraded from it. Silver coins are still issued by the Netherlands but are commemorative coins and are not brought into circulation for the payment stream.
Silver is a precious metal that is not used for jewelery and items such as cutlery, candlesticks, trays etc. These articles contain a solid content of silver and these are often indicated in the article. Examples are 925, 835, 800. There is also a layer of silver applied to objects against rusting and is also indicated on the objects.
In the industry, silver is unthinkable because the conduction of this material is indispensable in numerous products. There is a small amount of silver in every electrical appliance. Silver is also used in the catalyst in the automotive industry. Today, solar panels worldwide are emerging to generate electricity in a sustainable way. This turnout is so great that the prediction of price rises of the precious metal is unavoidable. However, rise and when is a different story. Such a big increase in demand is a bit comparable when silver was used for large quantities in the photo industry and the rise of computers and telephones.