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Currency Exchange Rate in 1799: Portugal

Lisbon, Oporto, etc.

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

Coin Equivalent £
Shillings
Pence
Re - 0
0
28/400
Half Vintin 10 Rez 0
0
14/40
Vintin 20 Rez 0
0
7/20
Testoon 5 Vintins 0
0
6 1/4
Crusade of Exchange 4 Testoons 0
2
3
New Crusade 24 Vintins 0
2
8 2/5
Milre (Note 1) 10 Testoons 0
5
7 1/2
Moidore 48 Testoons 1
7
0
Joanese 64 Testoons 1
16
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