Coins of Brabant - the Spanish Netherlands - were valid in Antwerp, Brussels, Doornik, Arras, Maastricht, 's Hertogenbosch. The pond Vlaams was, however, an accepted standard referred to from Brabant through the Netherlands up to Hamburg.
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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