Dollar


Dollar
A dollar is a type of currency. Many countries have named their money "the dollar", so in an encyclopaedia article it is important to say which country the dollar is from that is being talked about, for example, the United States dollar or the Canadian dollar. The symbol for the dollar is a capital letter S, pierced by one or two vertical lines: $.
The dollar is named after the thaler. The thaler was large silver coin first made in the year 1518. The thaler named after the Joachimsthal (Joachim's valley) mine located in Bohemia ("Tal" means valley in German).


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