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,, "Cost of California’s high-speed rail rises, but trains to SF, LA still in the works," 12 Feb. 2020 In that sense, trading dollars for cryptocurrencies is like most forms of investing. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "So You Want To Get Started in Cryptocurrency," 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 25 Nov. 2020.

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