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Encyclopedia > Saint Kitts dollar

The dollar was the currency of Saint Kitts until 1830. The currency comprised of various cut Spanish dollars and overstamped French colonial coins. The dollar was subdivided into 12 bits (each worth 9 pence). In 1801, four types of coins were issued. Coins for 1½ pence, known as black dogs, were produced by countermarking French colonial 24 deniers coins with the letter "S". The other coins were ⅛, ¼ and ½ dollar pieces, produced by cutting Spanish or Spanish colonial 8 reales (Spanish dollars) and countermarking them with an "S". A second issue between 1809 and 1812 was of coins for 2¼ pence (¼ black dog) produced by countermarking French Guianan 2 sous coins with the letter "S.K.". In 1830, sterling was established as the official currency of the island. Country Saint Kitts and Nevis Archipelago Leeward Islands Region Caribbean Area 65 sq. ... Denier can refer to: Denier, linear density of mass in fibres. ... The real was a unit of currency in Spain for several centuries. ... The Spanish dollar or peso (literally, heavy, or pound) is a silver coin which was minted in Spain after a Spanish currency reform in 1497. ... This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ... Standards Of Learning SOL stands for The Standards Of Learning. ...


Since 1935, dollars have once more circulated on Saint Kitts, first the British West Indies dollar, then the East Caribbean dollar. The British West Indies dollar (BWI$) was the currency of the various British West Indies territories from 1935 and, later, of the unitary West Indies Federation. ... The East Caribbean dollar (currency code XCD) is the currency of eight members of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States. ...


References

  • Chester L. Krause & Clifford Mishler (1991). in Colin R. Bruce II: Standard Catalog of World Coins: 1801-1991, 18th ed., Krause Publications. ISBN 0-87341-150-1. 

 
 

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