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[cf. Bajan currency shilling (Collymore); OED currency the local shillings and pence, of less value than sterling money, formerly used in various British colonies (including America)] n. a former monetary system with half the value of sterling (remembered by older people): 1817 I have a legacy left of 25 pounds currency (Dowson 84). 1888 What is called in Nassau "two shil­lings currency", equal to one shilling sterling (Powles 173). 1962 As late as the 1920's unwary tourists were offered wares by street ven­dors for "3 d. sterling" that turned out to cost sixpence currency, i.e. in Bahamian money (Cra­ton 304). cf. BAHAMA MONEY (Inagua, White)

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Last update: 2012-01-17 01:06
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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