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  1. a former silver coin of Denmark, equal to 16 skillings; rix-dollar.
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Origin of rigsdaler

From Danish, dating back to 1590–1600; see origin at rix-dollar
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Examples from the Web for rigsdaler

Historical Examples

  • If you pull the rope at a wrong time you will cut the expensive rope through, and it cost 90 Rigsdaler!

    Recollections Of My Childhood And Youth

    George Brandes

  • All the same, it would be a terrible thing to destroy such a value as 90 Rigsdaler seemed to be.

  • I was obliged to borrow six Rigsdaler (a sum of a little over thirteen shillings) from my old protector.

British Dictionary definitions for rigsdaler


  1. another word for rix-dollar
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