1 British pound = 1.4657 U.S. dollars, The shilling was withdrawn in 1990 and replaced by the five pence ( think cent) piece
Economy of North America
During 2003 unless otherwise stated. Most numbers are from the UNDP from 2002, some numbers exclude certain countries for lack of information.
The economy of North America comprises more than 528 million people (8% of the world population) in its 23 sovereign states and 15 dependent territories. It is marked by a sharp division between the predominantly English speaking countries of Canada and the United States, which are among the wealthiest and most developed nations in the world, and the countries of Central America and the Caribbean that are less developed.
Guernsey (local issue: Guernsey pound)
The pound was the currency of Virginia until 1793. Initially, the British pound sterling circulated along with foreign currencies, supplemented from 1755 by local paper money. Although these notes were denominated in pounds, shillings and pence, they were worth less than sterling, usually discounted so 1 Virginia shilling = 9 British pence, while 1 British shilling was equal to 12 pence in British Pounds,shillings and pence(£sd)duodecimal coinage(12d(pence)= 1s(shilling),20s = £1 (pound), 21s = 1 guinea), in use in the UK until the adoption of decimal coinage in 1971.
In 1645 the legislature of the Colony of Virginia prohibited barter, and valued the Spanish dollar or piece of eight at 6 shillings. The 1655 legislature officially devalued the Spanish dollar to 5 shillings.
The pound was the currency of Delaware until 1793. Initially, the British pound and foreign coins circulated. This was supplemented from 1723 by local paper money. Although this was denominated in pounds, shillings and pence, the notes were worth less than sterling, with 1 Delaware shilling = 9 pence sterling.
The State of Delaware issued Continental currency denominated in £sd and Spanish dollars, with the dollar equal to 7 shillings and 6 pence. The Continental currency was replaced by the U.S. dollar at the rate of 1000 continental dollars = 1 U.S. dollar.
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