The Universal Cambist and Commercial Instructor, Being a Full and Accurate Treatise on the Exchanges, Monies, Weights and Measures of All Trading Nations and Their Colonies; With an Accurate Account of Their Banks Public Funds and Paper

The Universal Cambist and Commercial Instructor, Being a Full and Accurate Treatise on the Exchanges, Monies, Weights and Measures of All Trading Nations and Their Colonies; With an Accurate Account of Their Banks Public Funds and Paper

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...and weighs about 2-;-Tons avoirdupois. Riga exchanges with and gives (more or less) to Amsterdam, .... 100 Rixdollars Alberts, for 103 Rixdollars. Dantzic, ............. 1 Rixdollar Alberts, for 160 Polish Groschen. Hamburgh and Lubec, 103 Rixdollars Alberts, for 100 Rixdollars banco. Konigsberg, ........ 1 Rixdollar Alberts, for 130 Prussian Groschen. London, ............ 400 Groschen, ........ for 1 sterling. For the regulations respecting the payment of bills of exchange, see Russia. RIO DE JANEIRO (in Brazil). Accounts are kept here, as in Portugal, in Rees, Reis, or Reas, 1000 making the Milrea: 100,000 being one hundred Milreas; and 1000,000 one thousand Milreas, commonly called a Conto of Reis. The Gold coins are Pieces of 1,000, 2,000, and 4,000 Rees each; besides the coins of Portugal, for which see Lisbon. The Silver coins are Pieces of 60, 75, 80, 120, 150, 160, 240, 300, 320, 480, 600, and 640 Rees. The Piece of 320 Reis iscalled the Pataca, and that of 480 Reis the C ruzado Novo. The Copper coins are Vintems of 20 Reis, with half and quarter Vintems; and also Two-Vintem Pieces. For the sterling value of these coins see Lisbon. Foreign coins, particularly those of Spain, pass mostly according to their market value; but Spanish Dollars, when re-stamped by the Royal Mint, are issued at 960 Rees, which equal Three Patacas, or a Double Crusado. The metallic circulation of the country is still further increased by the currency of bars or ingots of gold, of various sizes and assays; but each accompanied by its proper certificate of value, which is thus ascertained: The gold dust deposited in the beds of the various streams is a common right, _(3""e"Y but when found is by law bound to be carried to the Royal Smelting...show more

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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236779851
  • 9781236779854