Money

Booty! Spanish coins are the most common in the Caribbean and the American Colonies.  Pesos, reals and Marvedis make up the bulk of the coinage.  Spanish mints located in Mexico and Peru produce these coins  in vast numbers to be sent back to Spain and for local use. In the New World Spanish gold coins were minted in one, two, four, and eight escudo denominations. The two escudo piece was called a “pistole,.” The large eight escudo coin was called a “quadruple pistole” or, at first, a double doubloon. English colonists would come to call it the Spanish doubloon.

  8 escudo Spanish Doubloon

8 escudo Spanish Doubloon 1715

Spanish Money

Maravedis

Spanish Maravedis

 

Spanish Coins Quadruple Pistole Double Pistole Doblon, Gold(Doubloon) Escudo, Gold Peso, Silver Reales, Silver Maravedi, Copper US Dollar $
1 Quadruple Pistole

1

2

4

8

16

128

4,352

$320

1 Double Pistole

1

2

4

8

64

2,176

$160

1 Doblon(Pistole)

1

2

4

32

1,088

$80

1 Escudo

1

2

16

544

$40

1 Peso

1

8

272

$20

1 Real

1

34

$2

1 Maravedi

1

$.10

 

Real

Spanish Real

Escudo

Spanish Escudo

French Money

French Coins Louis d’Or Gold Ecu, Silver (Crown) Livre, Silver Pistole, Silver Sou, Copper Liard, Copper US Dollar $
1 Louis d’Or

1

3

9

12

180

720

$60

1 Ecu (Crown)

1

3

4

60

240

$20

1 Livre

1

1 1/3

20

80

$6

1 Pistole

1

15

60

$5

1 Sou

1

4

$.40

1 Liard

1

 

William and Mary Guinea

English Gold Guinea (William & Mary Guinea)

English Money

English Coins Guinea, Gold ½ Guinea, Gold Crown, Silver Shilling, Silver Penny, Copper Farthing, Copper US Dollar $
1 Guinea

1

2

4

21

252

1008

$105

1 ½ Guinea

1

2

10

120

480

$50

1 Crown

1

5

60

240

$25

1 Shilling

1

12

48

$5

1 Penny

1

4

$.40

1 Farthing

1

$.10

English Shilling

English Shilling

>Note a £ is a unit of accounting and pricing NOT a coin or note. It is valued at 20 Shillings.

english farthing

English Farthing

Dutch Money

Dutch Coins Ducat, Gold Lion dollar, Silver Florin, Silver (Gulden or Guilder) Stuiver, Copper Duit, Copper US Dollar $
1 Ducat

1

2 1/2

5

100

800

$40

1 Lion Dollar

1

2

40

320

$16

1 Florin

1

20

160

$8

1 Stuiver

1

8

$.40

1 Duit

1

$.05

Dutch Ducats

Dutch Ducats

VOC issued Duits

VOC issued Ducats (Dutch East Indies Company)