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.
In 1496 the Sejm approved the creation of a national currency. Its value was set at 30 Prague groschen, later converted to Polish grosz. The 30 grosz coin, złoty, became the Polish gulden.
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