Started by Baruch, August 05, 2018, 03:34:27 PM
Quote from: Cavebear on October 04, 2018, 07:33:15 AMThe term was in the US from somewhere. I think I'll research that a "bit" more.
Quote from: Baruch on October 04, 2018, 12:47:23 PMYes, get back to us in a bit.
Quote from: Cavebear on October 04, 2018, 02:39:04 PMGot it!"Most business could be handled by using coins. Sometimes, though, a coin was cut into smaller pieces to be used as payment or change, as needed."https://www.history.org/history/teaching/enewsletter/volume3/march05/iotm.cfmI'm seldom wrong, but I do have a damn hard time proving it sometimes. I'm a sponge of facts I can seldom find again sometimes, but this isn't one of those times!
Quote from: Baruch on October 04, 2018, 07:24:36 PMYes, I have a vast library in my head, but the cat chewed up the card cat-alog ;-)
Quote from: Cavebear on October 06, 2018, 11:34:04 PMWell of course your mind is messed up a bit (and not by cats), but do you still disagree about coins sometimes being cut up?
Quote from: Baruch on October 07, 2018, 02:21:06 PMI didn't .. someone else did, and I said ... it happened in some places at some times. Ask this of my Spanish colonial coin collection. I have only seen a photo of a genuine cut silver ... though I have a fake one someplace.
Quote from: Cavebear on October 07, 2018, 02:26:11 PMYou specifically said (against my claim that coins were once cut) "nother origin of name .. two bits isn't due to the cutting, but that there were 2 reales coins ... 1/4 of an 8 reals coin (piece of eight) and twice a 1 real coin. But coins smaller tan the piece of eight were found in Spain, not in the New World so much".
Quote from: Baruch on October 07, 2018, 02:34:51 PMOrigin of a name ... which confuses the question of cut silver. I have a 2 real cob from Mexico City ... that is 2 bits, though it isn't cut. A bit = 1 real.
Quote from: Cavebear on October 07, 2018, 02:37:56 PMYou are determined to ignore my evidence of cut coins. I'll repeat: https://www.history.org/history/teaching/enewsletter/volume3/march05/iotm.cfm
Quote from: Baruch on October 07, 2018, 02:40:30 PMA good but incomplete description (featuring N America only).