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Currency Values In Elizabethan England

Elizabethan Pounds to US Dollars

Elizabethan denominations US$ equivalents (rough)
Basic equivalents
1 pound (£) = 20 shillings (s) $400.00
1 shilling = 12 pence (pennies) $ 20.00
1 penny (plural: pence) $ 1.66
Gold Coins
Sovereign = (about) 1 £ $400.00
Royal = (about) 10 - 14 shillings $200.00 to $280.00
Angel = (about) 7 - 10 shillings $140.00 to $200.00
roughly about 1/2 £
Noble = about the same as an Angel
Silver Coins
Crown = 5 shillings $100.00
so: 4 Crowns = 1 £ $400.00
Half Crown = 2 1/2 shillings (2 shillings sixpence) $ 50.00
Sixpence = half a shilling $ 10.00
Groat = 4 pence $ 6.60
Threepenny piece = 3 pence $ 5.00
Half groat = 2 pence $ 3.30
Penny $ 1.66
Threefarthing piece = 3/4 penny $ 1.20
Halfpenny piece $ .80
Farthing = one-fourth penny $ .40
Thanks to Anne W. for researching this list.

You can see actual photos of Elizabethan Coins Here

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