Delaware pound

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The pound was the currency of Delaware until 1793. Initially, the British pound and foreign coins circulated; this was supplemented from 1723 by local paper money. Although this was denominated in pounds, shillings and pence, the notes were worth less than sterling, with 1 Delaware shilling = 9 pence sterling.

The State of Delaware issued Continental currency denominated in £sd and Spanish dollars, with the dollar equal to 7 shillings and 6 pence; the Continental currency was replaced by the U.S. dollar at the rate of 1000 continental dollars = 1 U.S. dollar.