Victorian Money

British money uses pounds (£), shillings (s. or /-) and pennies (d.) so 8 pounds, 2 shillings and 9 pence would be written as £8/2/9d. or £8-2-9d.

£5 coin = 5 pound
1 guinea = £1 1s = 21 shillings = £1/1/
£1 = 1 pound = 1 sovereign (gold) = 1 quid (paper) = 20 shillings = 240 pence
half-guinea = 10/6d
half-sovereign = half-pound = 10 shillings
1 crown = 5 shillings
half-crown = 2.5 shillings = 2/6d = 1/8 pound = £1
1 florin = 2 shilling = 1/10 pound
1 shilling = 1s. = 1 “bob” = 12 pence
1 sixpence (silver) = 1 ‘tanner’ = 1/2 shilling
1 groat = 4d =1/3 shilling
threepenny bit = 3d made of silver = 1/4 shilling
half-groat = 2d = 6 × 2d = 1/6
3 farthings = ¾ penny
1 halfpenny (hay-p’ny) = ½ penny
1 farthing = ¼ penny

Victorian Money

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