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Currency Exchange Rate in 1799: France

Paris, Lyons, Marseilles, Bordeaux, Bayonne, etc.

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

Coin Equivalent £
Shillings
Pence
Denier - 0
0
1/24
Liard 3 Deniers 0
0
1/8
Dardene 2 Liards 0
0
1/4
Sol 12 Deniers 0
0
1/2
Livre Tournois (Note 1) 20 Sols 0
0
10
Ecu of Ex. 60 Sols 0
2
6
Ecu 6 Livres 9
5
0
Pistole (Note 1) 10 Livres 0
8
4
Louis d'Or 24 Livres 1
0
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. 1038

Placed on the Napoleon Series: July 2004