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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 36, September 3, 2006, Article 19

CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATES SOUGHT FOR 17TH-CENTURY HOLLAND

Granvyl Hulse writes: "I realize that this might not be the best
place to put my question, but the nine hundred plus subscribers of
The E-Sylum represent about the finest collection of numismatic
knowledge there is that I know of.

My immigrant ancestor came to America from Sluys, Holland in 1684.
He borrowed "300 Carolus guilden at 20 stuivers per guilden" to get
here. (I have the agreement and also copies of where it was paid
back at 5 percent.) I realize that the reference to Carolus guilden
at 20 stuivers per guilden in 1684 was only an agreed bench mark.
What I would like to know is what would have been the equivalent sum
either in modern money or in English currency at the time."

[I thought last week's Featured Web Site may come in handy here:
"The Medieval and Early Modern Data Bank provides straightforward
database access to five sets of data on European currency exchange
and commodities prices from the 13th through the 18th centuries."
Full Story

But Granvyl visited the site and writes: "I tried about every
combination I could with no luck."  So - any other suggestions,
good readers?  -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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