This section is from the book "The Home Cyclopedia Of General Information", by Charles Morris. Also available from Amazon: Home Cyclopedia of Necessary Knowledge.
[Sax.] A silver coin of different value in different countries. In the United States the silver dollar weighs 4121/2 grains. The name is an abbreviation of Joachim's thaler, first coined in 1518 in St. Joachim's Valley, Bohemia.
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