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Definition: Chop dollar
, n. [D. daalder, LG. dahler, G. thaler, an
abbreviation of Joachimsthaler, i. e., a piece of money first
coined, about the year 1518, in the valley (G. thal) of St.
Joachim, in Bohemia. See Dale
(a) A silver coin of the United States containing 371.25
grains of silver and 41.25 grains of alloy, that is,
having a total weight of 412.5 grains.
(b) A gold coin of the United States containing 23.22
grains of gold and 2.58 grains of alloy, that is,
having a total weight of 25.8 grains, nine-tenths
fine. It is no longer coined.
Note: Previous to 1837 the silver dollar had a larger amount
of alloy, but only the same amount of silver as now,
the total weight being 416 grains. The gold dollar as a
distinct coin was first made in 1849. The eagles, half
eagles, and quarter eagles coined before 1834 contained
24.75 grains of gold and 2.25 grains of alloy for each
2. A coin of the same general weight and value as the United
States silver dollar, though differing slightly in
different countries, formerly current in Mexico, Canada,
parts of South America, also in Spain, and several other
[1913 Webster +PJC]
3. The value of a dollar; the unit of currency, differing in
value in different countries, commonly employed in the
United States and a number of other countries, including
Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, parts of the Carribbean,
Liberia, and several others.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
. See under 9th Chop
(Zo["o]l.), a fish of the United States coast
), having a flat, roundish form
and a bright silvery luster; -- called also butterfish
. See Butterfish
, a silver coin formerly made at the United
States mint, intended for export, and not legal tender at
home. It contained 378 grains of silver and 42 grains of
, n. [Chin. & Hind. ch[=a]p stamp, brand.]
1. Quality; brand; as, silk of the first chop.
2. A permit or clearance.
, a silver dollar stamped to attest its purity.
chop of tea
, a number of boxes of the same make and quality
. See under Chowchow
, a ship's port clearance. --S. W. Williams.