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Definition of Shillings

Shilling
Shilling Shil"ling, n. [OE. shilling, schilling, AS. scilling; akin to D. schelling, OS. & OHG. scilling, G. schilling, Sw. & Dan. skilling, Icel. skillingr, Goth. skilliggs, and perh. to OHG. scellan to sound, G. schallen.] 1. A silver coin, and money of account, of Great Britain and its dependencies, equal to twelve pence, or the twentieth part of a pound, equivalent to about twenty-four cents of the United States currency. 2. In the United States, a denomination of money, differing in value in different States. It is not now legally recognized. Note: Many of the States while colonies had issued bills of credit which had depreciated in different degrees in the different colonies. Thus, in New England currency (used also in Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida), after the adoption of the decimal system, the pound in paper money was worth only $3.333, and the shilling 16? cts., or 6s. to $1; in New York currency (also in North Carolina, Ohio, and Michigan), the pound was worth $2.50, and the shilling 121/2 cts., or 8s. to $1; in Pennsylvania currency (also in New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland), the pound was worth $2.70, and the shilling 131/2 cts., or 7s. 6d. to $1; and in Georgia currency (also in South Carolina), the pound was worth $4.29?, and the shilling 21? cts., or 4s 8d. to $1. In many parts of the country . . . the reckoning by shillings and pence is not yet entirely abandoned. --Am. Cyc.

Meaning of Shillings from wikipedia

- 1971. In the traditional pounds, shillings and pence system, there were 20 shillings per pound and 12 pence per shilling, and thus there were 240 pence...
- Twelve pence made a shilling, and twenty shillings made a pound. Values less than a pound were usually written in terms of shillings and pence, e.g. forty-two...
- in mid-2011, from about 83 shillings per US dollar to about 100 shillings per US dollar at late 2011 and to 105 shillings in September 2015. The Central...
- Somalia). 50 shilin/shillings notes were introduced in 1983, followed by 500 shilin/shillings in 1989 and 1000 shilin/shillings in 1990. Also in 1990...
- Somaliland shilling was introduced on 18 October 1994 at a rate of one new Somaliland shilling to 100 Somali shillings. The Somali shilling ceased to be...
- known as a "tanner" or half a shilling. 2/– (two shillings, or one florin, colloquially "two-bob bit") 2/6 (two shillings and six pence, usually said as...
- 10, 20 and 100 shillings. In 1973, fifty-shilling notes were introduced, followed by 500 and 1,000 shillings in 1983 and 5,000 shillings in 1985. In 1987...
- combination of pounds (£), shillings (s), and pence (d, for denarius). In that notation, amounts under a pound were notated only in shillings and pence: sixpence...
- Community plans to introduce. The shilling was subdivided into 100 cents, and a pound was equivalent to twenty shillings. In the United Kingdom, the pound...
- subdivided into 20 shillings, each of 12 pence, with the dollar (initially the Spanish dollar) circulating at a value of 5 shillings (the Halifax rating)...
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