Dollar's Origins

Physician's Money DigestJanuary15 2004
Volume 11
Issue 1

In the 1500s, Count HieronymusSchlick of Bohemia began mintingcoins known as Joachimstalers, namedfor Joachimstal, the valley where thesilver was originally mined. The nameJoachimstalers was later shortened totaler, a word that eventually found itsway into Danish and Swedish as dalar,Dutch as daalder, Ethiopian as talari,Italian as tallero, Flemish as daelder,and English as dollar.

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