Meaning of hacksilver in English:

hacksilver

Pronunciation /ˈhaksɪlvə/

noun

(also hacksilber)
Archaeology
  • Silver in the form of cut or hacked fragments of plate, jewellery, or other items, treated as bullion or used as currency.

    Hacksilver is frequently found in Viking hoards.

Origin

Late 19th century. From German Hacksilber.