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45 FACTS
ABOUT
SILVER
BROUGHT TO YOU BY GARFIELD REFINING
WWW.GARFIELDREFINING.COM
FACTS ADAPTED FROM LIVESCIENCE.COM, SIL...
PURE SILVER HAS THE HIGHEST
ELECTRICAL AND THERMAL
CONDUCTIVITY OF ALL METALS.
source
SILVER CAN BE USED AS A GERMICIDE
AGAINST LOWER ORGANISMS WITHOUT
HARMING HIGHER ANIMALS.

source
SILVER CAN BE DEPOSITED INTO
VARIOUS BODILY TISSUE.
source
COMMERCIAL FINE SILVER IS AT LEAST
99.9% PURE SILVER.

source
SILVER OCCURS ORGANICALLY IN ORES
SUCH AS ARGENTITE, LEAD, COPPER,
GOLD, AND COPPER-NICKEL.
source
STERLING SILVER IS THE
MOST COMMONLY SEEN FORM
OF SILVER TODAY.

source
SILVER IS USED IN MIRROR PRODUCTION
AND DEPOSITED ON GLASS OR METALS.

source
SILVER IS ACTUALLY A POOR REFLECTOR
OF ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT.
source
OVER 30% OF INDUSTRIAL SILVER
CONSUMPTION IN THE UNITED STATES IS
FOR PHOTOGRAPHY PRODUCTION.
source
SILVER IS USED TO MAKE SOLDER AND
BRAZING ALLOYS.
source
SILVER IODIDE IS USED IN SEEDING
CLOUDS TO PRODUCE RAIN.

source
THE ACT OF PROCESSING SILVER
SOMETIMES CREATES THE POWERFUL
EXPLOSIVE, SILVER FULMINATE.
source
HUMANS LEARNED TO SEPARATE SILVER
FROM LEAD AS EARLY AS 3,000 B.C.
source
SOLAR PANELS AND AUTOMOBILE REAR
WINDOW DEFOGGERS TAKE ADVANTAGE
OF SILVER’S CONDUCTIVE QUALITIES.
source
ONE OUNCE OF SILVER CAN BE DRAWN
INTO 8,000 FEET OF THIN WIRE.
source
ONE GRAIN OF SILVER CAN CREATE A
SHEET THAT IS 100X THINNER THAN
PAPER.
source
THE TOP PRODUCERS OF SILVER ARE
THE UNITED STATES, MEXICO, CANADA,
PERU, RUSSIA, AND AUSTRALIA.
source
UNITED STATES COINAGE BEFORE 1965
CONTAINED 90% SILVER.

source
HOSPITALS USE SILVER ON A DAILY
BASIS FOR X-RAY FILM.
source
SILVER IS USED FOR BATTERIES WHERE
DEPENDABILITY IS MANDATORY SUCH AS
PACEMAKERS, HEARING AIDS, AND
SPACE TRAVEL.
source
AS OF 2007, 455.5 MILLION OUNCES OF
SILVER WERE USED FOR INDUSTRIAL
APPLICATIONS.
source
SILVER ION TECHNOLOGY HAS BEEN
INSTALLED IN THE SAMSUNG WASHING
MACHINE TO REMOVE BACTERIA
WITHOUT BLEACH.
source
LANCE ARMSTRONG USED SILVER
COATED FABRIC TO CONTROL
INFLAMMATION AND PROMOTE
HEALING DURING COMPETITIONS.
source
MANY OF THE WORLD’S AIRLINES USE
SILVER WATER FILTERS TO PROTECT
PASSENGERS FROM DISEASE
TRANSMISSION DURING FLIGHTS.

sou...
NASA CHOSE SILVER AS THE PURIFYING
AGENT IN THE FIRST SPACE SHUTTLE
PROGRAM.
source
SILVERED WINDOWS ON CARS REFLECT
70% OF SOLAR ENERGY.
source
SILVER IS USED EXTENSIVELY FOR
COMPUTER KEYBOARDS, TVS, AND
MOBILE PHONES.
source
SILVER DOES NOT CORRODE.

source
THE ACT OF TURNING ON A HOUSEHOLD
APPLIANCE ACTIVATES A SWITCH WITH
SILVER CONTACTS, WHICH COMPLETES
THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUI...
1 OUT OF EVERY 7 PAIRS OF
PRESCRIPTION GLASSES IN THE UNITED
STATES INCORPORATES SILVER.

source
THE ONLY WORD IN THE ENGLISH
LANGUAGE THAT RHYMES WITH “SILVER”
IS “CHILVER”, WHICH MEANS “EWE LAMB”.
source
SILVER IS USED TO REPRESENT THE
TWENTY-FIFTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.
source
BEFORE 1797, BRITISH PENNIES WERE
MADE OUT OF SILVER.

source
ARGENTINA WAS NAMED FROM
“ARGENTUM”, THE SILVER’S LATIN NAME.
source
SILVER IS THE METAL OF THE MOON.

source
SILVER, IN ITS PURE FORM, IS SO SOFT
THAT IT MUST BE MIXED WITH OTHER
METALS TO MAKE INTO JEWELRY.
source
IN ANCIENT EGYPT AND MEDIEVAL
EUROPE, SILVER WAS CONSIDERED MORE
VALUABLE THAN GOLD.
source
SILVER COMPOUNDS WERE USED IN
WORLD WAR I TO PREVENT INFECTION.
source
FOR EVERY OUNCE OF GOLD ON EARTH,
THERE ARE 17 OUNCES OF SILVER.
source
COIN SILVER MELTS AT A SLIGHTLY
LOWER TEMPERATURE THAN STERLING
SILVER DUE TO ITS COPPER ALLOY.
source
“ALPACA SILVER” ACTUALLY HAS NO
SILVER CONTENT. IT IS AN ALLOY OF
METALS SIMILAR TO STAINLESS STEEL.
source
SILVER ALLOYS ARE USED IN DENTAL
FILLINGS.
source
KING HENRY II OF ENGLAND STARTED
SILVER CURRENCY AROUND 1158.
source
ANCIENT PHOENICIANS USED SILVER
BOTTLES TO STORE WATER, WINE, AND
VINEGAR.
source
IN 1900, THERE WERE 12 BILLION OUNCES
OF SILVER IN THE WORLD. THERE ARE ONLY
300 MILLION OUNCES OF ABOVE-GROUND,
REFINED S...
ABOUT GARFIELD
REFINING
Garfield Refining Company is a 120 year old precious metals refinery
that buys gold, silver, plati...
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  1. 1. 45 FACTS ABOUT SILVER BROUGHT TO YOU BY GARFIELD REFINING WWW.GARFIELDREFINING.COM FACTS ADAPTED FROM LIVESCIENCE.COM, SILVERUSERSASSOCIATION.ORG, SILVER4SCHOOLS.COM, SILVERINSIGHTS.COM, SCIENCEKIDS.CO.NZ, BLOG.MYJEWELRYDEALS.COM, AND HILLSGROUPINC.COM
  2. 2. PURE SILVER HAS THE HIGHEST ELECTRICAL AND THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF ALL METALS. source
  3. 3. SILVER CAN BE USED AS A GERMICIDE AGAINST LOWER ORGANISMS WITHOUT HARMING HIGHER ANIMALS. source
  4. 4. SILVER CAN BE DEPOSITED INTO VARIOUS BODILY TISSUE. source
  5. 5. COMMERCIAL FINE SILVER IS AT LEAST 99.9% PURE SILVER. source
  6. 6. SILVER OCCURS ORGANICALLY IN ORES SUCH AS ARGENTITE, LEAD, COPPER, GOLD, AND COPPER-NICKEL. source
  7. 7. STERLING SILVER IS THE MOST COMMONLY SEEN FORM OF SILVER TODAY. source
  8. 8. SILVER IS USED IN MIRROR PRODUCTION AND DEPOSITED ON GLASS OR METALS. source
  9. 9. SILVER IS ACTUALLY A POOR REFLECTOR OF ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT. source
  10. 10. OVER 30% OF INDUSTRIAL SILVER CONSUMPTION IN THE UNITED STATES IS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY PRODUCTION. source
  11. 11. SILVER IS USED TO MAKE SOLDER AND BRAZING ALLOYS. source
  12. 12. SILVER IODIDE IS USED IN SEEDING CLOUDS TO PRODUCE RAIN. source
  13. 13. THE ACT OF PROCESSING SILVER SOMETIMES CREATES THE POWERFUL EXPLOSIVE, SILVER FULMINATE. source
  14. 14. HUMANS LEARNED TO SEPARATE SILVER FROM LEAD AS EARLY AS 3,000 B.C. source
  15. 15. SOLAR PANELS AND AUTOMOBILE REAR WINDOW DEFOGGERS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SILVER’S CONDUCTIVE QUALITIES. source
  16. 16. ONE OUNCE OF SILVER CAN BE DRAWN INTO 8,000 FEET OF THIN WIRE. source
  17. 17. ONE GRAIN OF SILVER CAN CREATE A SHEET THAT IS 100X THINNER THAN PAPER. source
  18. 18. THE TOP PRODUCERS OF SILVER ARE THE UNITED STATES, MEXICO, CANADA, PERU, RUSSIA, AND AUSTRALIA. source
  19. 19. UNITED STATES COINAGE BEFORE 1965 CONTAINED 90% SILVER. source
  20. 20. HOSPITALS USE SILVER ON A DAILY BASIS FOR X-RAY FILM. source
  21. 21. SILVER IS USED FOR BATTERIES WHERE DEPENDABILITY IS MANDATORY SUCH AS PACEMAKERS, HEARING AIDS, AND SPACE TRAVEL. source
  22. 22. AS OF 2007, 455.5 MILLION OUNCES OF SILVER WERE USED FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS. source
  23. 23. SILVER ION TECHNOLOGY HAS BEEN INSTALLED IN THE SAMSUNG WASHING MACHINE TO REMOVE BACTERIA WITHOUT BLEACH. source
  24. 24. LANCE ARMSTRONG USED SILVER COATED FABRIC TO CONTROL INFLAMMATION AND PROMOTE HEALING DURING COMPETITIONS. source
  25. 25. MANY OF THE WORLD’S AIRLINES USE SILVER WATER FILTERS TO PROTECT PASSENGERS FROM DISEASE TRANSMISSION DURING FLIGHTS. source
  26. 26. NASA CHOSE SILVER AS THE PURIFYING AGENT IN THE FIRST SPACE SHUTTLE PROGRAM. source
  27. 27. SILVERED WINDOWS ON CARS REFLECT 70% OF SOLAR ENERGY. source
  28. 28. SILVER IS USED EXTENSIVELY FOR COMPUTER KEYBOARDS, TVS, AND MOBILE PHONES. source
  29. 29. SILVER DOES NOT CORRODE. source
  30. 30. THE ACT OF TURNING ON A HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE ACTIVATES A SWITCH WITH SILVER CONTACTS, WHICH COMPLETES THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT. source
  31. 31. 1 OUT OF EVERY 7 PAIRS OF PRESCRIPTION GLASSES IN THE UNITED STATES INCORPORATES SILVER. source
  32. 32. THE ONLY WORD IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE THAT RHYMES WITH “SILVER” IS “CHILVER”, WHICH MEANS “EWE LAMB”. source
  33. 33. SILVER IS USED TO REPRESENT THE TWENTY-FIFTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. source
  34. 34. BEFORE 1797, BRITISH PENNIES WERE MADE OUT OF SILVER. source
  35. 35. ARGENTINA WAS NAMED FROM “ARGENTUM”, THE SILVER’S LATIN NAME. source
  36. 36. SILVER IS THE METAL OF THE MOON. source
  37. 37. SILVER, IN ITS PURE FORM, IS SO SOFT THAT IT MUST BE MIXED WITH OTHER METALS TO MAKE INTO JEWELRY. source
  38. 38. IN ANCIENT EGYPT AND MEDIEVAL EUROPE, SILVER WAS CONSIDERED MORE VALUABLE THAN GOLD. source
  39. 39. SILVER COMPOUNDS WERE USED IN WORLD WAR I TO PREVENT INFECTION. source
  40. 40. FOR EVERY OUNCE OF GOLD ON EARTH, THERE ARE 17 OUNCES OF SILVER. source
  41. 41. COIN SILVER MELTS AT A SLIGHTLY LOWER TEMPERATURE THAN STERLING SILVER DUE TO ITS COPPER ALLOY. source
  42. 42. “ALPACA SILVER” ACTUALLY HAS NO SILVER CONTENT. IT IS AN ALLOY OF METALS SIMILAR TO STAINLESS STEEL. source
  43. 43. SILVER ALLOYS ARE USED IN DENTAL FILLINGS. source
  44. 44. KING HENRY II OF ENGLAND STARTED SILVER CURRENCY AROUND 1158. source
  45. 45. ANCIENT PHOENICIANS USED SILVER BOTTLES TO STORE WATER, WINE, AND VINEGAR. source
  46. 46. IN 1900, THERE WERE 12 BILLION OUNCES OF SILVER IN THE WORLD. THERE ARE ONLY 300 MILLION OUNCES OF ABOVE-GROUND, REFINED SILVER LEFT TODAY. source
  47. 47. ABOUT GARFIELD REFINING Garfield Refining Company is a 120 year old precious metals refinery that buys gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. Most of all, we pride ourselves on our customer service and generations of satisfied customers. We find that great payouts and honesty create loyalty from all of our types of clients-- including private sellers, dentists, jewelers, pawnbrokers, gold buyers, or really anybody that needs refining. Garfield Refining is proudly family owned and operated and proudly American, located in Philadelphia PA since the 1800s. We approach refining as part industrial blue-collar hard work and part cutting-edge technological sophistication — Give us a call to discuss our process and services: 800-523-0968

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