Victorian London - Finance - Currency

FOREIGN MONEY

The following table may be of use to strangers from abroad:-

AMERICA, UNITED STATES OF

Gold S D S D
Eagle 10 dollars from 2 1 0 to 2 1 3
Half Eagle 5 dollars 1 0 6 to 1 0 7
Quarter Eagle 2 dollars 0 10 3 to 0 10 3
Silver
Dollar 100 cents 0 4 2 to 0 4 3

AUSTRIA

Gold S D S D
Sovereign from 0 13 6 to 0 13 10
Ducat 0 9 2 to 0 9 4
Silver
Crown 2 florins 0 3 11 to 0 4 0
Florin 60 kreuzers 0 1 11 to 0 2 0
Zwanziger 20 kreuzers 0 0 7 to 0 0 8

FRANCE

Gold S D S D
Napoleon 20 francs from 0 15 10 to 0 16 0
Silver
5 franc piece 100 sous 0 3 11 to 0 4 0
1 franc 20 sous 0 0 9 to 0 0 9

GERMANY

Gold S D S D
Imperial piece of 20 marks 0 19 7 say 1 0 0
Silver
Mark of 100 pfennige 0 0 11 say 0 1 0

HOLLAND

Gold S D
Willems d'or of 10 florins 0 17 3
Silver
Florin of 100 cents or 20 stuiver 0 1 8

PORTUGAL

Gold S D
Moeda, moidore, 4800 reis 1 1 0
Silver
Milrei or dollar, 1000 reis 0 4 4
Crusado novo, dollar, 480 reis 0 2 1
Testao, 100 reis 0 0 5

RUSSIA

Gold S D S D
Half Imperial 0 16 2 to 0 16 3
Ducat 0 9 2 to 0 9 3
Silver
Rouble, 100 kopecks 0 3 0 to 0 3 1

SPAIN

Gold S D S D
Doubloon, 16 dollars 3 7 0 to 3 7 6
Pistole, 4 dollars 0 16 6 to 0 16 9
Silver
Dollar or Piastre, 20 reals 0 4 2 to 0 4 3
Peseta 0 0 10

SWEDEN, NORWAY AND DENMARK

Silver S D
Krona (Sweden) of 100 re 0 1 1
Krona (Norway) do. 0 4 6
Krona (Denmark) do. 0 1 1

The coinage of BELGIUM, SWITZERLAND and ITALY is based on the same decimal system as FRANCE

 

Black's Guide to London and Its Environs, (8th ed.) 1882