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Currency Exchange Rate in 1799: Ireland

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

Coin Equivalent £ Shillings Pence
Farthing - - - 3/15
Halfpenny 2 Farthings 0 0 6/15
Penny (Note 1) 2 Halfpence 0 0 12/15
Half Shilling 6 1/2 Pence 0 0 6
Irish Shilling (Note 1) 12 Pence 0 0 11 3/40
Shilling 13 Pence 0 1 0
Crown 65 Pence 0 5 0
Irish Pound (Note 1) 20 Shillings 0 18 5 1/2
Guinea 22 1/4 Shillings 1 1 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