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Currency Exchange Rate in 1799: French West Indies

Santo Domingo, Martinique, etc.

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

Coin Equivalent £
Shillings
Pence
Half Sol - 0
0
117/640
Sol (Note 1) 2 Half Sols 0
0
117/320
Half Scalin 7 1/2 Sols 0
0
2 3/4
Scalin 15 Sols 0
0
5 1/2
Livre (Note 1) 20 Sols 0
0
7 1/10
Dollar 7 Livres 0
4
6
Ecu 8 Livres 0
4
10 1/2
Pistole 26 Livres 0
16
9
Louis d'Or 32 Livres 1
0
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. 1045

Placed on the Napoleon Series: July 2004