For what it's worth, we Americans adopted the sign, "$", from the Spanish. 'Best guess is that it evolved from a sketch of the ribbon-wrapped pillars on the reverse of their milled dollar, perhaps early in the eighteenth century (or, a bit later, from a superimposition of "p", from pe-, upon "s", from -so -- get it?).Harleygirl said:The prices here are in pesos...not dollars. They use the dollar sign in front of the peso price....it is their sign for the peso. . . .