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But expectations of more monetary stimulus have further weakened the dollar, increasing demand for commodities that are mainly traded in greenbacks, and potentially creating inflationary problems for other countries.
China: Dollar Printing Creates Inflation By ELAINE KURTNBACH 2010
February 25, 1862 and later, Congress had provided for the issue of four hundred and fifty million dollars of United States paper notes, which were commonly known as greenbacks or legal-tenders.
The United States Since the Civil War Charles Ramsdell Lingley
In six months I have earned seven thousand pounds in greenbacks (that is, about four thousand three hundred pounds in gold).
During those six months my expenses of living amounted to twelve hundred pounds in greenbacks (about nine hundred in real money), which leaves me in round numbers six thousand pounds in greenbacks, or four thousand in real money to invest.
A combination of high Canadian taxes and superior job prospects -- with remuneration in U.S. "greenbacks" -- is already luring large numbers of graduates south of the border.
Brown of Philadelphia produced roll of dollars in "greenbacks" -- his share of the capital of our embryo firm.
I produced roll of "greenbacks" -- my share of capital of embryo firm.
To the debt must be added nearly half a billion dollars in "greenbacks" -- paper money issued by
History of the United States Mary Ritter Beard 1917
The law was enacted during the Civil War, soon after the Union began issuing the paper scrip known as greenbacks.
When Private Money Becomes a Felony Offense Seth Lipsky 2011
I know one man who closed on a real estate purchase, and the seller demanded payment in greenbacks.
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