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Rated: E · Book · Educational · #2105953
One hundred facts that are interesting but ultimately useless.
#904155 added February 9, 2017 at 5:12pm
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"Dollar"
"Dollar"
- currency / etymology / history -

The term "dollar" derives from Joachimsthal, a town in the historic Kingdom of Bohemia. In the 16th century, Joachimsthal (or "Joachim's Valley" in English) was a major source of mined silver, and coins minted in the region were known as "Joachimsthalers", or "thalers" for short. The thaler's descendant -- the modern dollar -- is used as official currency for more than twenty nations worldwide.


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