A True Story from My Childhood: Roman Numeral Dollar Signs

roman numeral dollar signs

When I was a child, I learned Roman numerals before I learned about the dollar sign. When I first encountered a dollar sign, I interpreted it as an “S” with a Roman numeral one superimposed over it. It then followed (I thought at the time) that the symbols for $2 through $10 would look like those shown above.

Fortunately, it didn’t take long before I figured out this would be impractical. I certainly would not want to have to write the symbol for $3,978, after all.

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3 Responses to A True Story from My Childhood: Roman Numeral Dollar Signs

  1. swo8 says:

    Cute how children try to figure things out. It actually makes some sense.
    Leslie

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  2. That’s cool. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. abyssbrain says:

    That would have been very tedious to write 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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