Mudcat Café message #3485551 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #149707   Message #3485551
Posted By: Ed T
02-Mar-13 - 03:15 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: why is the US dollar called a 'buck?'
Subject: RE: Folklore: why is the US dollar called a 'buck?'
""as a general rule it (buck) means specifically a male deer"".

Where is such a general rule written, as you seem to suggest? If it were so, Deer are not exclusive to the USA.

""And should we believe that only the pelts of male beavers ("buck beavers" presumably) were used as currency""?

I suspect this question would also logically apply to male deer pelts?

""My educated guess is that it only happened after the U.S. "buck" became generally familiar to Canadians.""

One persons guess is as good as anothers, as would the burden of proof/evidence, I guess:)