TSI editor’s note: Sometimes it is good to be reminded how prior generations valued silver compared to today. When one looks back to the past, they find that silver was a primary form of wealth transfer for middle class families as they passed down things like silverware sets from parents to children when they got married. Thus silver acted as a kind of dowry. In the following article, we can see some of the more magnificent forms silver took in the past, including pieces from that most famous American silversmith Paul Revere.
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