Foreign Exchange

MScoleman at MScoleman at
Mon Jun 15 18:44:08 PDT 1998

In a message dated 98-06-15 15:06:03 EDT, you write:



Does anyone have a source for somthing I have heard and read, I can't

recall where I read it. That the British Pound was worth $50 American

dollars in the late 1870's during the era of the American railroad

expansion. This seems a little hard to believe.


Tom Lehman

>> I wasn't sure if you would 'deign' to read my posts since I am a mere female, but American currency had barely been issued in the 1870s and its value varied from county to county and state to state and territory to territory.

maggie coleman mscoleman at

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