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Thread #149707   Message #3486001
Posted By: Ed T
03-Mar-13 - 05:55 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: why is the US dollar called a 'buck?'
Subject: RE: Folklore: why is the US dollar called a 'buck?'
Patience, patience, meself;)

Too much effort has gone toward other exploits, stimulating thought on potential other USA folklore-internet-myths.

If you have clear evidence that a buck-called coin was actualy historically used in reference to the skin of a whitetail deer-that it is only of USA origin, not of the other part of the British fur trading colony of the time, (where the much-fur-trading HBC was actually centered), why not put forward yourself (meself) for consideration? When going back into local expressions centuaries ago, it is unlikely that evidence emerges overnight on mudcat - research takes time to mature, much like a good wine:)