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    Fast Facts: Apr. 18

    • Oliver Pollock designed the dollar sign in 1788.
    • The largest coins ever used around the world were copper plates in Alaska in 1850. They were about 3 feet long, 2 feet wide and weighed around 90 pounds. The worth of these plates was approximately $2,500.
    • $1 million worth of pennies would weigh 246 tons.
    • In the 18th century, the English shilling was called a “”hog.”” Thus, a person willing to spend an entire shilling on the entertainment of a friend, was willing “”to go whole hog.””
    • If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

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