Happy Independence Day to all my friends in the United States of America!!!
As the king of Spain's Carlos III called to help the 13 colonies declared on independence from England, spaniards from Florida, Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico came to help new americans with the first coins called "peso duro español" with the symbol of Hercules pillars so characteristic of US dollar symbol today "$$$$".
Washington's troops had timely sensitive information of the presence of british troops as spanish businessmen present in the 13 territories created and intelligence net with main headquarters in Louisiana, with common borders with the other territories. Help from Spain arrived to Louisiana: arms, military equipment and silver money "pesos duros de plata".