reichsthaler

noun
reichs·​thaler
variants: or Reichsthaler or reichstaler or Reichstaler \ "+ˌ-​ \
plural reichsthalers or Reichsthalers or reichstalers or Reichstalers

Definition of reichsthaler

: a German thaler established in 1566 and of legal weight and fineness as distinguished from one of the many local varieties

called also speciestaler, speciesthaler, speciethaler

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History and Etymology for reichsthaler

German, from reichs (genitive of reich realm) + taler

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“Reichsthaler.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reichsthaler. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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