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dollar -- the monetary unit of the United States.
dollar --The United States silver dollar was based upon the Spanish milled dollar, the piece which probably first bore the raised and corrugated edge, which was devised to prevent the reduction of the coin by cutting off the rim. The name is derived from the German thaler, which apparently was first issued by a community of Joachims-thai in South Germany, whose pieces were of known purity and unchanging value.
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