The Spanish Origins of the Dollar

The dollar is an unquestionable symbol of the United States, its economy and even money itself. Still the most influential global currency around, this unit of money gets its roots from another currency which, in its day, was the most important in the world and is considered by many to be the first true global medium of exchange: the Spanish peso, or the Spanish dollar, also known as the piece of eight.  Listen and learn more about how the U.S. dollar was heavily influenced by this amazing silver coin. Enjoy!

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