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Currency Exchange Rate in 1799: England & Scotland

Coin Equivalent £ Shillings Pence
Farthing - - - -
Halfpenny 2 Farthings 0 0 1/2
Penny 2 Halfpence 0 0 1
Groat 4 Pence 0 0 4
Shilling 12 Pence 0 1 0
Crown 5 Shillings 0 5 0
Pound Sterling (Note 1) 20 Shillings 1 0 0
Guinea 21 Shillings 1 1 0

Notes:

1. A Pound Sterling was 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. 1031

Placed on the Napoleon Series: July 2004