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Currency Exchange Rate in 1799: Holland and Zealand

Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Middleburg, Flushing, etc.

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

Coin Equivalent £
Shillings
Pence
Pening - 0
0
29/320
Grote (Note 1) 8 Peningens 0
0
1/40
Stiver 2 Grotes 0
0
1/20
Scalin 6 Stivers 0
6
2/10
Guilder 20 Stivers 0
1
9
Rix-Dollar 2 Florins and 10 Stivers 0
4
6
Dry Guilder 60 Stivers 0
5
4 3/4
Silver Ducattoon 3 Florins and 3 Stivers 0
5
8 4/15
Flemish Pound (Note 1) 6 Guilders 0
10
6
Gold Ducat 20 Florins 1
16
0
Gold Ducatoon 20 Florins 1
16
0
Sovereign (Note 2) 15 Florins 1
7
0

Notes:

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

2. Was also called a Ducatoon.

 

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