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U.S. Dollar

The currency of the United States. First issued in 1792, it is the currency used most often in international transactions. After World War II, most world currencies were pegged to the dollar, which was pegged to gold. In 1971, the dollar became a fiat currency. Nevertheless, many currencies are still pegged to the dollar, and it is one of the most important reserve currencies in the world.
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He says some health workers got some United States Dollars and Liberian Dollars which combine fall short of their regular pay, and still others in the same categories have got no pay at all.Mr.
He cites Section 19 of the Act ratifying the Amended and Restated Concession Agreement between the Republic of Liberia and Firestone Liberia INC, which in summary says, ''Firestone Liberia shall pay annually to government during each calendar year through December 31, 2014, a surface rental equal to US$ 2.00 per acre for a total of Two Hundred Thirty-Seven Thousand, Nine Hundred Eighty United States Dollars ($237,980.00 USD).
Timothy Thomas appearing for confirmation hearings at the Capitol argues before senators that the high exchange rate and rapid depreciation of the Liberian dollar against the United States dollar cannot easily be handled by this administration until government introduces measures, including printing new currency.
'This government has realized that the vast majority of its citizens are [being] paid in Liberian Dollars, and yet there are some businesses [that] transact only in United States Dollars. This is creating serious commercial challenge for many of our people,' Minister Tarpeh explains.
That on April 23, 2010, Fifty Thousand United States Dollars (US$50,000.00) for Dr.
On page 43 of President Weah's Annual Message, he stated that 'when we came to power, we inherited a debt of $878.2 million United States dollars at the end of 2017.
Appearing at the Capitol before full plenary of the Liberian Senate on Tuesday, November 13, Minister Tweah discloses that the Liberian government currently has 17.1 billion Liberian dollars in circulation and the rest are being mopped up by the Central Bank of Liberia in consultation with the government's Economic Management Team to control the local currency against the United States dollars.
Finance and Development Planning Minister Samuel Tweah announces a big educational prize tag of several thousand United States Dollars to any junior or senior high school operating in rural Liberia or Montserrado County that would top this year's West Africa Senior School Certificate Examinations or WASSCE.
With the latest figures, Senator Chie indicates that there are millions of Liberian Dollars in the homes of individuals, especially business owners, who he notes, put those monies outside to chase the few United States dollars, hereby causing hick in the exchange rate.
Spokesman for the group Ralph Yancy, outlines several things that affected them while on the job, including lack of medical benefit, leave opportunity, deduction of Five United States Dollars each from their monthly salaries, among others.

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