The commonly used word "bucks" originated from the word buck. There were buck`s antlers and fells which were used as money equivalent in Great Britain. This word was accepted in the New World because it was used by Englishmen.
For years dollar is considered to be one of the most stable currency. Instabilities of dollar rate happen to take place quite seldom and their indexes are quite insignificant. This factor is rather important because a bigger part of world economics depends on dollar stability.
There are many factors which can influence the rate significantly. Many of them can be connected as with banks and financial corporations functioning as to serve like consequences of market's agents to act inadequately. For preventing crisis different technologies can be used owing to which one can make dollar forecast so that in case of drastic fall, there would be a possibility to make a preliminary forecast and to think over the solutions of possible consequences.
Below there are the current rates of USD towards to EURO, British Pound (GBP) and Japanese Yen (JPY) according to the data of National Bank of Ukraine (provided by service finance.ua).
USD to JPY
USD to EUR
USD to GBP
Dollar history began quite a long time ago and took its origin from German monetary unit Taller. In 1873 German government changed dollar into Mark but Spanish colonists continued to name the currency with its old name. That were they who was considered to be the founder of dollar symbol which looked like crossed eight and which is now (with insignificant changes) is considered to be an official symbol of notes.
Besides America, the name "Dollar" have the currencies of more than 20 countries all over the world. The rate of monetary units, notes forming and their history is different. There can be animals and birds, architectural sights and portraits of famous personalities, politicians or members of royal families of the state represented on them. And before now dollar is considered to be one of the most uncovered units.