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I was checking out the origins at wikipedia

"On 15 January 1520, the Bohemian Count Hieronymus Schlick began minting coins known as Joachimsthaler, named for Joachimsthal, where the silver was mined.[1] (In German, thal or tal refers to a valley or dale.) "Joachimsthaler" was later shortened in common usage to taler or thaler (same pronunciation) and this shortened word eventually found its way into other languages..." And thus dollar!

Interesting stuff!