The origins of how the dollar sign came to be is an uncertain one that has been explained in several different ways. One of the most widely accepted explanations as to how the dollar sign came to be is that the dollar sign symbol had came to be in the 1770s. The first time it was seen, was in some business documents of some English-Americans who had been doing some business with some Spanish-Americans and it was seen in some of their documents. The dollar sign has been claimed to be a symbol of American currency and of America’s economic freedom. Now, how exactly did America’s famous dollar sign come to be? Well Origin and history of the dollar sign ► The dollar sign became very popular early in the 1800s when the first official U.S. dollars were in use and being issued. Before this use,READ MORE!