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Currency Exchange Rate in 1799: Spain

Barcelona, Saragossa, Valencia, Old Plate, etc.

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

Coin Equivalent £
Shillings
Pence
Maravedie - 0
0
57/148
Soldo 16 Maravedies 0
0
3 1/4
Rial Old Plate 2 Soldos 0
0
6 1/2
Libra (Note 1) 20 Soldos 0
5
7 1/2
Ducat (Note 1) 24 Soldos 0
6
9
Dollar (Note 1) 16 Soldos 0
4
6
Ducat 22 Soldos 0
6
2 1/4
Ducat 21 Soldos 0
5
10 1/2
Pistole 60 Soldos 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