English Money

£ s. d.
1 guinea [8.35 / 7.65 g Au] = 21 shillings, 6 pence
1 pound / £ = 20 shillings
1 crown = 5 shillings
1 half-a-crown = 2 shillings, 6 pence
1 shilling / s. = 12 pence
1 penny / d. = 4 farthings
1 farthing

The guinea gold coin, first issued on 6 Feb. 1663 (1662 Old Style) with the value of 20s reached nearly 30s in 1694 before the rehabilitation of the silver coinage under William III. allowed a new fixing at 21s 6d in 1698. The proclamation of Dec. 1717 fixed it at 21 s.

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Braunschweigische Müntze

Rthl. gl. dl.
1 Ducat [3.5 / 3.45 g Au] = 96 Mariengroschen
1 Species Thaler = 48 Mariengroschen
1 Reichsthaler / Rthl., Thl. = 36 Mariengroschen
1 Mariengroschen / gl. = 8 Pfennige
1 Pfennig / dl.    

Braunschweig's coins circulated in the territories of Braunschweig-Hannover from Lüneburg down to Hannoversch Minden.

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Exchange rate: Pound Sterling = Reichsthaler

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