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Currency Exchange Rate in 1799: Spain

Madrid, Cadiz, Seville, New Plate, etc.

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

Coin Equivalent £
Shillings
Pence
Maravedic - 0
0
43/272
Quartil 2 Maravedics 0
0
43/136
Rial 34 Maravedics 0
0
5 2/3
Pistarine 2 Rials 0
0
10 3/4
Piastre of Exchange (Note 1) 8 Rials 0
3
7
Dollar 10 Rials 0
4
6
Ducat of Exchange (Note 1) 375 Maravedics 0
4
11 1/2
Pistole of Exchange (Note 1) 32 Rials 0
14
4
Pistole 36 Rials 0
16
9

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. 1039

Placed on the Napoleon Series: July 2004