DOLLAR SILVER COIN : STERLING SILVER RING HOLDER : 1986 AMERICAN EAGLE SILVER PROOF
Dollar Silver Coin
- Silver coins are possibly the oldest mass form of coinage in recorded history. Silver has been used as a coinage metal since the times of the Greeks. Their silver drachmas were popular trade coins.
- (Silver Coins) Code name for cocaine, a popular adjunct to the coin business during the boom years of the 1970s and 1980s. "Do you have any silver coins for sale?" First heard from Boy Wonder Kevin L.
- (Silver coins) being the color of the moon, indicate you have a strong intuitive ability. Like the moon you are a light in the dark. It is common to find yourself discovering silver coins in a dream or picking them up.
- a United States coin worth one dollar; "the dollar coin has never been popular in the United States"
- a piece of paper money worth one dollar
- the basic monetary unit in many countries; equal to 100 cents
- The basic monetary unit of the US, Canada, Australia, and certain countries in the Pacific, Caribbean, Southeast Asia, Africa, and South America
1882 Liberty Silver Dollar With a Story
Taken for the Photo Challenge group. Today's challenge was Money. I used to work on the graveyard shift at a gas station. One night a lady came in and got a pack of cigarettes and a beer. Nothing memorable about the transaction except she paid for the stuff with a bag of vintage buffalo nickels. I bought the coins and kept them and didn't think too much about it. A few nights later the lady came back and got the same thing except this time she had a bag of wheat pennies. I bought the coins and hoped she would come back which she did a few days later this time with this 1882 silver dollar. Now I was really curious so told my fellow employees the story and all of them but one got some great antique coins from the lady. The one that didn't get the coins actually knew the lady and knew the story about the coins. Apparently her husband left her for a younger woman. He left with the arm candy but left his coin collection behind. Last report was that all the coins went for beer and cigarettes.
The Silver Mining Schwaz Tyrol (origins of dollar)
Where the first "thaler" was producing The Thaler (or Taler or Talir) was a silver coin used throughout Europe for almost four hundred years. Its name lives on in various currencies as the dollar or tolar. Etymologically, "Thaler" is an abbreviation of "Joachimsthaler", a coin type from the city of Joachimsthal in Bohemia, where some of the first such coins were minted in 1518. (Thal, pronounced 'tall', is German for "dale" or "dell"; they all mean "valley". Therefore a "thaler" is a person or a thing "from the valley".)