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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

How much was a dollar worth in 1877?


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Why: We are watching True Grit. They are making deals.

Answer: Here is a guide to currency in the movie:
  • $1 in 1877 = $21.10 today (2009)
  • $20 then = $423 today
  • $50 then = $1060 today
  • $100 then = $2110 today
  • $200 then = $4230 today
  • $300 then = $6340 today
  • $320 then = $6760 today
  • $325 then = $6870 today
That seems steep for ponies and a saddle.

Source
: Measuring Worth

The More You Know: Did you know that this is an adaptation of a novel that was published in 1968? And also: that it's the 4th adaptation of this book (kind of)? And also: that John Wayne starred in the first 2 adaptations, in 1969 and its sequel in 1975? (There was also a made-for-TV film sequel in 1978.)

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