Dollar sign facts for kids

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The dollar or peso sign ($) is a symbol that is for either the peso or dollar. These are types of money around the world. Sometimes it is an S with one line through it. Sometimes it is an S with two lines through it. When there are two lines it is called a cifrão. There are many stories about why this symbol is used to mean money.

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