New Brunswick pound

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New Brunswick pound
New Brunswick pound (Canadian English)
 ​120 shilling
 ​1240 penny
 ​1480 sou
Plural pounds
shilling shillings
penny pence
sou sous
Symbol £
shilling s
penny d
Date of introduction 1841
Date of withdrawal 1860
Replaced by New Brunswick dollar
User(s)  New Brunswick
Value £1 = $4
This infobox shows the latest status before this currency was rendered obsolete.

The pound was the currency of New Brunswick until 1860. It was 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).


In 1852, New Brunswick adopted the same standard for its pound as the Province of Canada was using,[1] with 1 British pound = 1 pound 4 shillings 4 pence local currency (see Canadian pound). The pound was replaced by the dollar in 1860, at a rate of 1 dollar = 5 shillings.


In addition to British coins and Spanish dollars, copper tokens were issued in 1834 and 1854 in denominations of ½ and 1 penny.


Five chartered banks issued notes, the Bank of Fredericton (1837-1838), the Bank of New Brunswick (1820-1860), the Central Bank of New Brunswick (1847-1860), the Charlotte County Bank (1852-1859) and the Commercial Bank of New Brunswick (1837-1860). Denominations issued were 5, 7½ and 10 shillings, 1, 2, 3, 5, 10 and 25 pounds. Some of the Bank of New Brunswick and Central Bank of New Brunswick's notes also bore the denomination in dollars.

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  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-11-28. Retrieved 2007-11-24.  A History of the Canadian Dollar