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  United States dollar coin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dollar coins have found little popular acceptance in modern circulation in the United States, despite several attempts since 1971 to phase in a coin in place of the one-dollar bill.
Original silver dollars from this period are highly prized by coin collectors and are exceptionally valuable, especially the 1804 silver dollar, which is one of the rarest and most famous coins in the world.
Susan B. Anthony dollar coins were sometimes referred to as "Carter quarters." This was a snide reference to both the deterioration of the value of the dollar during Jimmy Carter's term and the Anthony dollar's strong physical resemblance to the quarter, often causing it to be mistakenly spent as such.
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 United States dollar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States.
Thus the United States moved to a gold standard and made gold the sole legal tender coinage of the United States set the value of the dollar to $20.67 per ounce of gold.
The name for the United States dollar comes from the Spanish dollar (which itself derived from the thaler) which was the silver coin widely circulated in the United States during the time of the American Revolutionary War.
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 United States dollar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, only cents are in everyday use as divisions of the dollar; "dime" is used solely as the name of the coin with the value of 10¢, while "eagle" and "mill" are largely unknown to the general public, though mills are sometimes used in matters of tax levies and gasoline prices.
In 1775, the United States and the individual states began issuing "Continental Currency" denominated in Spanish dollars and (for the issues of the states) the £sd currencies of the states.
The United States Mint also produces silver, gold and platinum bullion coins, called "American Eagles," all of which are legal tender though their use in everyday transactions is non-existent.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : United States dollar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
However, only cents are in everyday use as divisions of the dollar; "dime" is used solely as the name of the coin with that value, while "eagle" and "mill" are largely unknown to the general public, though mills are sometimes used in matters of tax levies.
The United States Mint also produces gold and platinum bullion coins, called "American Eagles", all of which are legal tender though their use in everyday transactions is virtually non-existent.
The first dollar coins issued by the United States mint were of the same size and composition as the Spanish dollar and even after the American Revolutionary War the Spanish and U.S. silver dollars circulated side by side in the United States.
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 United States dollar - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The United States also produces gold and platinum bullion coins, all of which are legal tender though their use in everyday transactions is virtually non-existent.
The sizes of the dime, quarter, and half dollar are holdovers from before 1964, when they were made from 90% silver; their sizes thus depended upon the amount of silver which cost their respective values, and helps explain why the dime is the smallest of the coins.
In Lebanon, one dollar is equal to 1500 Lebanese lira, and is used interchangeably with local currency as a de facto legal tender.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: United States coinage
All are produced by the United States Mint, which sells them to the Federal Reserve Banks, which are responsible for putting coins into circulation and withdrawing them from circulation, as demanded by the country's economy.
United States Notes (also known as Legal Tender Notes because of their payment obligation stating This Note is a Legal Tender) are banknotes characterized by a red seal and serial number.
Thus the United States moved to a gold standard, made gold the sole legal-tender coinage of the United States, and set the value of the dollar at $20.67 per ounce (66.46 ¢/g) of gold.
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 "The United States Dollar Coin Act of 1997"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The "United States Dollar Coin Act of 1997" (H.R. The "United States Dollar Coin Act of 1997" (H.R. 2637) is the bill that was responsible for what ultimately became the Sacagawea Dollar.
It was introduced into the United States House of Representatives on October 8, 1997 by the Representative from Delaware, Mike Castle.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: United States dollar coin
A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter), symbol mm is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre.
This contrasts with many other currencies, where the one-unit denomination is only in coin, such as the Canadian Loonie, British Pound sterling, Australian Dollar (both $1 and $2) and Euro coin.
The Australian dollar, AUD or A$, is the official currency of the Commonwealth of Australia, including the Australian Antarctic Territory, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Heard Island and McDonald Islands and Norfolk Island, as well as the independent Pacific island states of Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu.
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 United States dollar - Wikipedia Light!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Adopted by the United States Congress in 1785, the U.S. dollar is the most-used currency in the world.
The dollar has lowered in value over the course of its "birth", due to Inflation and the constant growth in the number of bills that are made.
The United States Mint also produces silver, gold and platinum bullion coins, called "American Eagles", all of which are legal tender though their use in everyday transactions is virtually non-existent.
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 United States dollar
Thus the United States moved to a gold standard and made gold the sole legal tender coinage of the United States set the value of the dollar to $20.67 per ounce (66.46 cents per gram) of gold.
Note it is identified as a "United States Note" rather than a Federal Reserve Note and the words "Will Pay to the Bearer on Demand" which do not appear on today's American currency.
Today, like the currency of most nations, the dollar is fiat money without intrinsic value, which means that it has no backing and would be entirely worthless but for the fact that people have been persuaded to use and accept it as if it had worth.
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 About IPD || Advisory Board   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Dollarization is the process by which a country abandons its own currency and adopts the currency of a more stable country as its legal tender.
Dollarization, it must be stressed, as a system of currency exchange, does not guarantee stability and economic growth in and of itself.
The country dollarized as a last resort, as an attempt to dig itself out of a devastating economic crisis: a collapsing banking system, sliding local currency (the sucre) and outcries from the indigenous population.
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 United States Small Size Dollar Coins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Dollar Coin has been the main staple of the United States' monetary system since it was authorized by Congress on April 2, 1792 and first struck in 1794.
Discussions centered on striking a new small size dollar coin that would be golden in color and have a distinctive edge so that it could be easily distinguished from the quarter dollar.
The Sacagawea Dollar made it's debut early in 2000 to the praise and acceptance of both collectors and the general public.
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 United States dollar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The dollar (currency code USD) is the unit of currency of the United States.
The U.S. dollar is divided into 100 (equal) cents.
They circulated too alongside the currencies of the colonising countries.
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 United States dollar - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The failure to simultaneously withdraw the dollar bill (the Save the Greenback Act of 1995 banned its phasing out) and weak publicity efforts have been cited by coin proponents as primary reasons for the failure of the dollar coin to gain popular support.
Also, some banks, such as Bank of America only distribute dollar coins through the same mechanisms as one would purchase foreign currency.
The former members of the US-administered Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, including Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands and the Marshall Islands, chose not to issue their own currency after becoming independent.
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 Twilight of the United States Dollar
At any point as they work their way through the system, dollars are available to any customer who needs them, but after all is said and done, the net effect is that the excess dollars wind up being invested in U.S. financial instruments including stocks and bonds.
I fear the Trade Deficit will be to the United States (And unfortunately the entire World.), what the War Reparations Debt was to Germany in the 1920's.
When the time arrives to settle the accumulated deficit (And that time may not be far off.), it is going to be a difficult and destabilizing period for the United States financial system as well as for the entire World's financial system.
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 United States Dollar Analysis
Index is the position of the United States Dollar relative to its 1-year low (=0) and 1-year high (=100).
Change Index is the value of the United States Dollar relative to its value one year ago set to 100 at that time.
This table shows the correlation between pairs of United States Dollar (USD) exchange rates.
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 Guardian International Currency United States Dollar
The United States currency is called the dollar.
United States banknotes are issued in the following denominations: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 Dollars.
Import and Export of amounts over or equivalent to 10,000.00 USD must be declared.
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 cart of united states dollar : learn about cart of united states dollar
Produced by the United States Mint, these Uncirculated Statehood Quarter Dollars have become one of the biggest...
States: dollar America, United States of: United States dollar American Samoa: United States...
Authorized by the United States $1 Coin Act of 1997, the new Golden Dollar coin replaced the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) Dollar Coin in the year 2000.
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 United States Dollar (USD) Currency Information InsideAirports.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Countries / Territories Using Currency: United States of America, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, British Indian Ocean Territory, Caicos and Turks, Ecuador, Panama.
The United States Dollar is also traded against on the FOREX currency exchange market.
Besides being a fundemental part of the FOREX currency trading system, the United States Dollar (USD) maintains a high presence in international monetary transactions.
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 FXConverter - Currency Converter for 164 Currencies
Our FXP Data Feed is an efficient and reliable serviced used by numerous firms to obtain daily exchange exchange rate details.
If you want to change the amount of the exchange unit to convert from, click the text box next to "Convert Amount" and type the amount of the currency you want to convert.
Important: All exchange units are listed with the name of their country first.
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 The United States Mint
Sacagawea is the Shoshone Indian guide who appeared on the scene of history in 1804 to assist Lewis and Clark on their momentous expedition west, however that was not her last appearance.
In 2000 she was making history again, becoming immortalized on the Golden Dollar coin.
History of the Golden Dollar Coin Design Selection Process
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