Fun Facts About Silver

Did You Know Facts About Silver

Written by Jimmy Mengel
Posted July 8, 2013

Outside the Numbers

* 1 out of every 7 pair of prescription eyeglasses sold in the United States has silver in it.

* The term for silver and money is exactly the same in 14 different languages.

* There are 17 ounces of silver for every 1 ounce of gold on the planet.

* 95% of silver consumed annually is used to make silverware, jewelry, and in photography.

* 700 BC is when historians believe the first silver coins were struck. 

* 8,000 feet of silver wire can be created from 1 ounce of silver.

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