Tolar

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For the former Slovenian currency, see Slovenian tolar. For the Argentine municipality, see Tolar Grande.

Tolar (German: Thaler) is the Czech name for the silver coin mined in Bohemia in 16th century in Jáchymov (German: Joachimsthal). The modern word dollar was derived from the Spanish dollar, so-called in the English-speaking world because they were of similar size and weight to the German Thalers. The German Thalers were so named because they were first minted from a silver mine in 1520 in Joachimsthal. It was the main currency in Bohemia from 1520 to 1750.[1]

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  1. ^ "Kapitola 6. - Vývoj měny u nás - Od groše k tolaru". P-numismatika.cz. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 

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