rix-dollar


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rix-dollar

(ˈrɪksˌdɒlə)
n
(Currencies) any of various former Scandinavian or Dutch small silver coins. Also called: rijksdaaler or rigsdaler
[C16: partial translation of obsolete Dutch rijksdaler; rijk realm, kingdom]
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Fifty-two thousand rix-dollars were the remittance of Sweden and Norway; the amount is large for the country, but it would undoubtedly have been considerably increased had the subscription been opened in Christiana simultaneously with that at Stockholm.
They found nothing for their turn, for the trunk had been searched before, but they discovered several things very much to my satisfaction, as particularly a parcel of money in French pistols, and some Dutch ducatoons or rix-dollars, and the rest was chiefly two periwigs, wearing-linen, and razors, wash-balls, perfumes, and other useful things necessary for a gentleman, which all passed for my husband's, and so I was quit to them.