The dollar is not just the currency of the United States of America, it’s the currency of international trade and transactions. It’s so iconic that, wherever in the world you travel, the local markets will accept either their own currency or the ‘dollar’! However, in early America itself, the first currency was the British pound and pence. The ‘dollar’ made its appearance through other foreign currency like the Spanish dollar.
Read up some other fascinating facts about the early years of the US dollar, and its evolution through centuries of wars and economic crises.
Infographic by – Texas Precious Metals LLC