Do you know that the word ‘dollar’ originates from the European ‘thaler’ silver coins of the 16th century? In 1792, post the American Revolution, the government adopted the ‘thaler’ as the monetary standard of the all-new United States. Traded first as gold coins, and then paper ‘gold certificates, it finally lost its tenuous connection to gold in 1971, in President Nixon’s time.
This infographic highlights some lesser-known facts about the dollar, both the greenback and the coin, the many facets of its design and security features, and gives a peek into the future of the dollar.
Infographic by – Texas Precious Metals LLC