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quarter dollar

quarter (def 3).
Origin of quarter dollar
An Americanism dating back to 1785-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A silver Spanish coin, looking much like our quarter dollar, but worth only about twenty cents.

  • On the obverse, ticket for city officers, and opposed an American quarter dollar—motto, "Exchange no Bribery."

    Doesticks, What He Says Q. K. Philander Doesticks
  • Mr. President, I demand back my quarter dollar—I can't pay money to go into the pockets of a gambler.

    Secret Band of Brothers Jonathan Harrington Green

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