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Exchange rates and monetary value / purchasing power in the 18th century

From: Hartmut Pablo Günther, DIE CASANOVA TOUR, Mr. Nugent's exchange rates

Conversion of important European currencies or types of coins into the ENGLISH PENNY due to the long-term rather constant exchange rates between around 1720 and 1789.
The purchasing power of the penny - e.g. for food, restaurants, vehicles and apartment rents - was roughly the same as that of the euro in 2002.


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England:
1 guinea (21 shillings) ............................................ ... 252.00
1 pound sterling (20 shillings) .................................. 240.00
1 crown (5 shillings) ............................................ ........ 60.00
1 shilling (12 pence) ............................................ ....... 12.00
1 penny ................................................ ...................... 1.00

France:
1 Louis d'or (24 livres or francs) .......................... 240.00
1 Grand Écu (6 livres) ........................................... ....... 60.00
1 petit écu (3 livres) ........................................... ......... 30.00
1 livre / franc (20 sols / sous) .................................... 10.00
1 Sol / Sou (4 Liards) .......................................... .......... 0.50
1 Liard (3 Deniers) ............ ................................ ............ 0.125
1 denier ................................................ ......................... 0.042

United Netherlands:
1 Ruyder (280 rooms) ............................................ ...... 305.00
1 ducat (105 stüber) ............................................ .... 114.50
1 guilder / florin (20 stüber) .......................................... 21.82
1 room ................................................ ....................... 1.09

Germany:
South (Augsburg, Vienna, Switzerland):
1 imperial ducat (4 guilders) .......................................... 120, 00
1 guilder (60 Kreutzer) ............................................ .. 30,00
1 lump (4 Kreutzer) ............................................ ......... 2.00
1 Kreutzer (4 pfennigs) ............................................ ..... 0.50
1 Pfennig (2 Heller) ............................................ ............ 0.125
1 lighter ................................................ .......................... 0.062
North (Berlin):
1 Friedrichs d'or (5 thaler piece), about .................................... ...... 220.00
1 old Reichstaler (24 groschen) "Courant", about ........................... 42.00
1 imaginary exchange-Reichstaler (24 Groschen) "Banco", about ........ 45,00
1 "new" Reichstaler at 30 Groschen .............................................54,00
1 penny (12 pfennigs), ............................................. .................. 1,80
1 penny ........................................................................................ 0,15

Russia, Baltic states:
1 Albertstaler ................................................ ............. 57.00
1 ruble (10 grieves) ............................................ ....... 54.00
1 Grieven (10 kopecks) ............................................ ..... 5.4
1 kopeck ................................................ ..................... 0.54

Venice:
1 Zechine (17 Lire), about .......................................... 110.00
1 silver thaler (9 Lire 12 Soldi) ........................................ 62, 00
1 silver ducats: ............ Bank: 48 d. ........... Curant: ..... 40.00
1 Lira (20 Soldi) ............................................ .............. 6.44
1 soldo (12 pichioli) ............................................ ........ 0.322
1 Pichiolo ................................................ ................... 0.027

Parma (Casanova):
1 Lira (20 Soldi; 5 French Sous) ....................................... 2.50
1 Soldo ................................................ ....................... 0.125

Turin, Savoy, Piedmont (after Carnation Breaker):
1 pistol from Piedmont (Casanova: 1.6 Louis d'Or) ............ 384.00
1 pistol from Savoy (13 lire) ...................................... 156.00
1 ducat (7 guilders) ............................................ ......... 50.40
1 crown of Savoy (3 lire) .......................................... 36.00
1 lire from Piedmont (20 Soldi) .......................................... 12.00
1 bank guilder (12 Soldi) .......................................... ........ 7.20
1 Soldo ................................................ ............................ 0.60

Rome:
1 Zechine (18 Julii or Paoli) ..................................... 108.00
1 scudo (10 July) ............................................ ............. 60.00
1 Testone (3 July) ............................................ ............ 18.00
1 Julio / Paolo (10 Baiocchi) .......................................... 6.00
1 Baiocco / Soldo (15 dinars) .......................................... 0.60
1 dinar ................................................ ......................... 0.04

Naples:
1 silver ounce (Casanova: 30 carlins) ......................... 135.00
1 Zechine (18 Karlinen) ............................................ ... 81.00
1 gold ducat (10 carlins) ......................................... 45.00
1 Karline (10 grains) ............................................ ........... 4.50
1 grain ................................................ ......................... 0.45

Spain:
1 Doblon de 8 Escudos (160 Reales) ....................... 880.00
1 Doblon de 2 Escudos / pistol ............................... 220.00
1 escudo de oro (20 reales) .................................... 110.00
1 peso duro (10 reales) ........................................... .55.00
1 Philippe d'argent ............................................. ....... 55.00
1 peso de 8 (reales) / piasters ..................................... 44.00
1 peseta (2 reales) ............................................ ........ 11.00
1 real (34 maravedis) ............................................ ..... 5.50
1 maravedi ................................................ ................ 0.16

Portugal:
1 Portuguese (Casanova: 10 "ducats"; Livorno :) ...... 630.00
1 Lisbonine (3 Escudos) ............................................ 300.00
1 escudo (1600 rice) ............................................ ..... 100.00
1 rice (real) ............................................. .................... 0.0625

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GROUND SCHEME OF THE TYPES OF COIN AND THEIR VALUES:

200 - 1000 d .: PISTOLS: Doubloons, Ryder, Guinea, Pound Sterling, Louis d'or, Friedrichs d'or
100 - 200 d .: DUCATS: Escudo, Zecchine, ounce
~ 60 d .: CROWNS: Crown, Grand Écu, Ruble, Peso duro
~ 50 d .: SIGNS: Taler, Écu, Scudo, Piaster
~ 30 d .: GULDEN, FLORIN
up to 12 days: POUNDS: Livre, Lira (exception: English pounds)

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