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In GNU Screen, Recalled bash history command displays one character position to the left of actual location

I am running Red Hat 5 32-bit (2.6.18-194.26.1.el5). The issue is that when I recall any previous command in bash's history, the first character in the command is displayed immediately after the ...
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What is the origin of the UNIX $ (dollar) prompt?

The UNIX prompt uses a $ symbol to indicate that your input is expected. I was wondering why this symbol was chosen -- if there is a reason. Dollar just seems a little unexpected. A > would have been ...