23. 6. 2017 - 23. 7. 2017, Bohemian National Hall New York
The exhibition presents the emergence and development of thaler (tolar) currencies in 16th-century Europe – starting with the large silver coins minted in Jáchymov (Joachimsthal) in 1520, which were known as Joachimsthalers or just thalers (after the town’s German name) – a name which eventually came to refer to all coins of this general type. The exhibition explains why the word ‘dollar’ was used for the newly created U.S. currency in the late 18th century, as well as tracing how the historical development of these coins (which continues up to the present day) has been connected with Bohemia’s former mineral wealth.
The exhibition was launched on 23 June 2017 at the Bohemian National Hall in New York as the opening part of a three-day meeting of experts from various fields held by a newly created Czech-American society, the Comenius Academic Club.