The Belgian scientist who inspired the US dollar

The Belgian scientist who inspired the US dollar

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  1. The article seems to be incorrect.

    It claims Thomas Jefferson launched the dollar in 1792, but he didn’t, Alexander Hamilton was treasurer and George Washington signed it into law.

    It was based off the currency agreed by the continental Congress in 1785 which was decimalised already.

    Potentially it’s getting confused with Jeffersons 1799 report, which never went onto become law:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan_for_Establishing_Uniformity_in_the_Coinage,_Weights,_and_Measures_of_the_United_States

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