skeptical about "buck" ("1856")

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 28 03:48:52 UTC 2013

Can anyone confirm the accuracy or authenticity of the well-known OED cite
for "buck" 'dollar' from the _Democratic Journal_ of Sacramento in 1856?

It appears to occurs at least thirty years before any further exx., which
now makes me uncomfortable.


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