Where does the word dollar come from?

  1. hubpoint profile image61
    hubpointposted 5 years ago

    Where does the word dollar come from?


  2. EuroCafeAuLait profile image85
    EuroCafeAuLaitposted 5 years ago

    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.

  3. Suit n Tie profile image75
    Suit n Tieposted 5 years ago

    '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.