Origin of moidore
Examples from the Web for moidore
On one occasion General Stone, the authority for the previous anecdote, crossed the ferry and offered a moidore in payment.George Washington, Vol. II|Henry Cabot Lodge
The moidore and the johannes were Portuguese coins, the pistole Spanish.
The moidore was worth six pieces of eight, the pistole four, the johannes eight.
Now let us go and sell the mantle, the gold alone is well worth a moidore.The Bible in Spain|George Borrow