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Things About The World You Would Have Never Thought About (19 pics) - Picture #11

Posted in Random » Interesting   16 Apr 2018   / 54 views


The $ sign is older than a banknote itself.


One of the most trustworthy versions of its story says that the Spanish peso used in colonial America was marked with the $ sign. The peso was abbreviated PS and it’s said that as time went on, the abbreviation was often written so that the S was on top of the P, producing an approximation of the $ symbol. This symbol is written near a sum in pesos in Oliver Pollock’s letter from 1778 (above) and the modern banknote wasn’t put into circulation until 1861.

 











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