#11263. Asked by bloomsby. (Mar 29 01 3:30 AM)
The dollar sign ($) has been around since before the United States. Original it was used for the Spanish dollar which in Spanish were known as both pesos and piastres. The symbol was a P with a superscript s. When this was hand written quickly it degenerated into either the present dollar sign or a dollar sign with two vertical bars. Both of these were used for dollar. The US adopted the symbol when it set up its own currency.
Mar 29 01, 7:14 AM
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