\blˈand dˈɒlə], \blˈand dˈɒlə], \b_l_ˈa_n_d d_ˈɒ_l_ə]\
Definitions of BLAND DOLLAR,
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so called after Congressman Bland, of Missouri, author of the Bland Act of 1875, under the provisions of which the Secretary of the Treasury was to purchase each month sufficient bullion to coin 2,000,000 of silver dollars of 412 1/2 grains each, to be considered a legal tender. Coinage began in 1878.
By John Franklin Jameson