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Greenback

Informal for the U.S. dollar. The term derives from the fact that dollar bills are green; it dates back to the American Civil War. See also: Loonie.
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Unless the notes supply some transactions services that allow the premium to be lower (doubtful when cheaper Greenback dollars could be used instead), notes are as costly as bonds.
In relatively rapid succession, coal miners rallied around the Greenback Labor Party (LP), the Knights of Labor (K of L), and finally the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA).
A second episode in our history when two currencies were traded side by side at changing prices was the Greenback Era of 1862-1879.
In the East, the yellow-back dollar, a new, gold-denominated and fractional-reserve currency, challenged the greenback dollar, the entrenched fiat currency.
The old greenback is smoldering once again today after tagging a new record low against the euro.
Summary: Sterling's rise against the dollar in the wake of the Bank of England's new "forward guidance" on monetary policy may have some room to run but factors favouring the greenback may cap the pound's rally.
4, 2012 (CENS) -- Taiwan's NT-dollar traded against the greenback at NT$30.
The US greenback and Japanese yen gained the upper hand today, amid return
A struggling greenback tends to boost crude prices particularly because the dollar-denominated commodity becomes cheaper for foreign buyers holding stronger currencies.
9052 following the unexpected drop in unemployment, and the Australian dollar remains the best performing currency against the greenback as the exchange rate jumps to its highest level since August 2008.
2481,analysts said the slide in the value of the greenback showed few signs of stopping.