Silver – Potosí – Cerro Rico – the Mountain that Ate Men


Silver Silver is money. In French, Thai and many other languages, the words for 'silver' and 'money' are the same. Most currencies denominated in pounds (or livres, lira etc.) were based on a troy pound (= 12 troy ounces) of silver. Norman silver coins in 11th Century England often had stars on them (ster) and [...]