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Currency Exchange Rate in 1799: Mogul India

Cormomandel, Madras, Pondicherry, etc.

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

Coin Equivalent £
Shillings
Pence
Cash - 0
0
1/50
Viz 5 Cash 0
0
1/10
Pice 2 Viz 0
0
1/5
Pical 6 Pices 0
0
2 1/2
Fanam 8 Pices 0
0
3
Rupee 10 Fanams 0
2
6
English Crown 2 Rupees 0
5
0
Pagoda 36 Fanams 0
8
9
Gold Rupee 8 Tangus 1
15
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. 1043

Placed on the Napoleon Series: July 2004