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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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14) In most cases, the price of 1861 Notes and the price of gold were quoted in terms of one of the competing currencies (particularly Greenbacks after they were introduced) then converted into the exchange rate above.
The fact is that although larger greenbacks, Colorado River cutts, rainbow trout, cutthroat hybrids, brown trout, and brook trout are occasionally caught in the park, most of them are small.
Neither gold certificates nor greenbacks drove the other currency out of circulation.
And if they did gain the upper hand, large issues of greenbacks would have resulted, taking the price of gold back up.
Haywood, 80 on November 22, started supporting the Greenbacks in the club's first season (1947-48) and joined the board in 1976.
The left-winger's strike was no more than Town merited but three minutes after the break Steve Farmer's Greenbacks were level, Aaron Donaldson's thundering drive restoring parity.
Greenbacks are at Bashley on Saturday while the following weekend they go to lower-league Rugby Town in the FA Cup first qualifying round.
Welch, who did a excellent job in providing a superb playing surface for the Greenbacks to produce quality football for the most part at the Oval, was chosen as runner-up for the Southern League honour and was one of two groundsmen to be "highly commended" in the National Award for Step 3 and 4 clubs.
The Greenbacks play 11 warm-up matches in the space of four weeks against opposition that the Oval gaffer describes as "a good mixture" to test his promotion-winning team.
A delighted Farmer, who in his first year in charge of the Greenbacks has guided them to a unique club honour, said: "Words can't explain how pleased I am.