The Waterloo Association: Members Area

Get Involved:

Facebook Twitter Email
The Napoleon Series > Resources > Statistical Abstract Of The Napoleonic Wars

Currency Exchange Rate in 1799: Flanders and Brabant

Ghent, Ostend, Antwerp, Brussels, etc.

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

Coin Equivalent £ Shillings Pence
Pening (Note 1) - 0 0 0
Urche 4 Peningens 0 0 0
Grote (Note 1) 8 Peningens 0 0 0
Petard 2 Grotes 0 0 0
Scalin (Note 1) 6 Petards 0 0 5 2/5
Scalin 7 Petards 0 0 6 1/10
Florin (Note 1) 40 Grotes 0 1 6
Ducat 17 1/2 Scalins 0 9 3
Flemish Pound (Note 1) 240 Grotes 0 9 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. 1033

Placed on the Napoleon Series: July 2004