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Currency Exchange Rate in 1799: British West Indies

Jamaica, Barbadoes, etc.

Note: This table shows the exchange rate in English Pound Sterling.

Coin Equivalent £
Shillings
Pence
Halfpenny (Note 1) - 0
0
117/640
Penny (Note 1) 2 Halfpence 0
0
117/320
Bit 7 1/2 Pence 0
0
5 3/4
Shilling (Note1) 12 Pence 0
0
8 11/20
Dollar 75 Pence 0
4
6
Crown 7 Shillings 0
5
0
Pound (Note 1) 20 Shillings 0
14
3
Pistole 24 Shillings 0
16
9
Guinea 30 Shillings 1
1
0

Notes:

1. Imaginary money use in accounting, signifying a fictitious piece which did not exist, but was used to represent other pieces.

Source:

Guthrie, William. A New Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar and Present State of the several Kingdoms of the World. Montrose, 1799. P. 1045

Placed on the Napoleon Series: July 2004