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Do you know how the U.S. dollar sign came about? To designate United States currency apart from that of other countries, the numeral amount was preceded by a U superimposed over an S.
Eventually the bottom curve of the U was cropped off & the dollar sign became two vertical, parallel lines on top of a capital S.
That explains why there are sometimes two parallel lines in the dollar sign. Just one line, or lines that do not extend fully from top to bottom, as is more common today in most fonts & is just a simpler representation of what it really stands for, the “U” in “United States.”
I was flattered when some subscribers who read the announcement but missed the punch line commented, saying they would gladly pay for their AmperArt pieces. Maybe next time I’ll leave off the “April Fools.” (Just foolin’.)
One person, a long-time subscriber who has become a friend through our conversations, says he looks forward to AmperArt every month; it’s one of his joys in life. Thanks, Larry.