Model Dollar


In TIME of April 26, just received, on p. 8 you say, "If . . . George Washington threw a silver dollar across the Potomac, it doubtless bore a British stamp."

If you will look up the history of currency in the U. S. (e. g. in the book of that title by the late A. Barton Hepburn, Macmillan, 1915) I think you will not find any record of the British having coined dollars. The chances are all that Washington's missile was a Spanish dollar. These were the direct descendants of the earlier...

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