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Taler

 

(also thaler), a silver coin first minted in 1518, in Joachimsthal, Bohemia (present-day Jáchymov, Czechoslovakia), whence, therefore, its name—Joachimst(h)aler or simply taler. Beginning in 1555 the taler was adopted as a monetary unit throughout the Holy Roman Empire; it was later used also in Poland, Sweden, France, and Turkey. Originally, the taler contained 28–29 g—sometimes more than 30 g—of pure silver. In 1857, however, its silver content was fixed at 16.67 g in northern Germany and Austria. After the monetary reform of 1871–73 in Germany, the minting of taler coins, now equal to three gold marks each, was discontinued. When it was resumed, in 1908, the taler was given a face value of three marks.

The name “taler” was variously adopted in several countries to designate coins of large denominations containing approximately one ounce (27–30 g) of silver—for example, tallero in Italy, daalder in the Netherlands, datero in Spain, and dollar in English-speaking as well as other countries. In the mid-17th century, the Moscow treasury minted silver coins from the imported Joachimsthalers (seeEFIMOK).

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Individual inventories of assets and Taler carried over from one period to the next.
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Bringing "Lawyer in the Library" to the Oxon Hill library is a special opportunity for us," said Gusty Taler, chief operating officer for Maryland Legal Aid in a statement.
Blaulichschwarze Steinmassen giengen in spitzen Keilen bis an den Zug heran, man beugte sich aus dem Fenster und suchte vergebens ihre Gipfel, dunkle schmale zerrissene Taler offneten sich, man beschrieb mit dem Finger die Richtung, in der sie sich verloren, breite Bergstrome kamen eilend als grosse Wellen auf dem hugeligen Untergrund und in sich tausend kleine Schaumwellen treibend, sie sturzten sich unter die Brucken uber die der Zug fuhr und sie waren so nah daft der Hauch ihrer Kuhle das Gesicht erschauern machte.
Ifolge personalet er det det fredfyldte daempede naervaer i ojeblikket, hvor man beskaeftiger sig med velkendte handlinger og taler om genkendelige ting, der bidrager til en god stemning og et godt besog (PE).
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To this, Vinn Nielsen drily comments: Hvis man nu var senildement beboer pa et plejehjem i Odder, er det ikke sikkert man ville kunne se ligheden mellem det samfund, statsministeren taler om, og sa det man selv kender.
NAFCU Director of Legislative Affairs Brad Taler said, "Lawmakers serious concerns about it [the proposed rule], and we will continue to have our staff and members contact lawmakers to put pressure the regulators.
Black J, Baharestani MM, Cuddigan J, Dorner B, Edsberg L, Langemo D, Posthauer ME, Ratliff C, Taler G; National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel.