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Rixdollar is the English term for silver coinage used throughout the European continent[1] (German: Reichsthaler, Dutch: Rijksdaalder, Danish: Rigsdaler, Swedish: Riksdaler).

The same term was also used of currency in Cape Colony and Ceylon. However, the Rixdollar only existed as a coin in Ceylon. Unissued remainder banknotes for the Cape of Good Hope denominated in Rixdollars exist, but these are very rare.


  1. ^ James Wood (1909). The Nuttall encyclopaedia. Frederick Warne, London, New York. OCLC 46820056.