At that time it was a quarter. When one bought something, in history, one traded something of value, for something else of similar value.
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I like that kind of old talk. The coin I have is a nearly smooth 4 reales coin. Create an account to leave a comment. May 27, 2017 1: Anther theory, is that when King Ferdinand reformed his currency, Columbus discovered America, and Gibraltar was added to Spanish holdings, the "Pillars of Hercules" became a symbol of Spanish holdings, and represented the 'end of the known world.
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And do you remember that knock pattern dum-da-da-dum-dum, dum dum? Goto Qn. The term takes me back to an earlier time. Fresh weekly insights on gold, precious metals, and the economy Leading authors from around the world Always free Stay informed! The Continental Congress, when it ran out of silver and gold, made money out of cardboard, which was brittle.
These reales were often cut into quarters or "eight bits," to make change for small purchases or transactions.
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A doubloon was one ounce of gold, and a piece of eight, peso, or thaler was one ounce of silver. Nice history lesson! Recent Articles. The words to that are " Shave and a haircut, two bits " That must have been awhile ago because I certainly can't get a haircut these days for 25 cents...
Editors continuously recheck submissions and claims. It was an absurd idea, to ever consider anything but silver or gold as actual "money. Even the New York Stock Exchange continued to list stock prices in eighths of a dollar until June 24, 1997 at which time it started listing in sixteenths, but later going to decimals in 2001.
The term "pin money," didn't come from bowling alleys, however.
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