- any of various silver coins, as the Danish rigsdaler, the Dutch rijksdaalder, or the German reichsthaler, of about equal value.
Origin of rix-dollar
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They are sold at Aroo for an iron nail each, and at Banda for half a rix-dollar.The Book of Curiosities
A common punishment costs the master a rix-dollar, and a severe one a ducatoon, about six shillings and eight-pence.
The rix-dollar is equal to forty-eight stivers, about four shillings and six-pence English currency.
It was a sum of money, that had been weighed, rix-dollar by rix-dollar, against the blood of Gustavus.History of the Girondists, Volume I
Alphonse de Lamartine
Martin was detained and carried to Batavia, where he was confined for life on an allowance of a rix-dollar a-day.
- any of various former Scandinavian or Dutch small silver coinsAlso called: rijksdaaler, rigsdaler
C16: partial translation of obsolete Dutch rijksdaler; rijk realm, kingdom