Monetary Symbols of the U.S. Dollar, Dram and Euro
On September 26, 2008, the Gyumri American Corner, in cooperation with the U S Embassy in Yerevan, organized a public lecture entitled “Monetary Symbols of the U.S. Dollar, Euro and Dram.” The guest speaker was Ken Komendaryan.
Mr. Komendaryan discussed the U.S. dollar sign and gave more than a dozen versions of how the “$” sign first appeared. He covered several of the most common theories of where the symbol came from, including a Spanish coat of arms engraved on colonial silver, a Roman coin - the Sestertius, two pillars in the Temple of Solomon, and a sign used on the German Thaler. He also talked about the euro’s symbol. Finally, he spoke about the Armenian dram. Mr. Komendaryan noted that not only does the Armenian dram have its own symbol, he is also one of the symbol’s creators.
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