It comes from the word "thaler" which was a silver coin used in Europe during the Middle Ages. Its full name was Joachimthaler, because there was an imprint of Joachim, father of the Virgin Mary on one side.
'Dollar' came from a German word.
The Spanish piece-of-eight had been known by the English speaking peoples in the New World as a 'dollar' for some time before the dollar was first coined in the United States at the end of the 18th century. The word came from the German silver 'thaler' that was common currency in various parts of Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries.
by Skyler Parker 6 years ago
Should I invest in gold or silver?I'm thinking about doing so, but I wanted others' opinions first.
by Evan G Rogers 10 years ago
Hey everyone,The dollar lost about 1~2% of it's value today.http://www.kitco.com/kitco-gold-index.htmlGold shot up $17/ounce due to the weakening of the dollar, but lost a total of $1.80 from predominant selling (a net total of +$15)And silver shot up by about 10% of it's "value" (really...
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