trade dollar


Definition of trade dollar

: a U.S. silver dollar weighing 420 grains .900 fine issued 1873–85 for use in east Asian trade

Examples of trade dollar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The state expects as much as $11.4 billion in cap-and-trade dollars through 2030, bringing the project’s total funding to less than a third of the expected cost. Kurtis Alexander,, 12 Feb. 2020 In that sense, trading dollars for cryptocurrencies is like most forms of investing. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, 13 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of trade dollar

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Trade dollar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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