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#1 Don Newcomb

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 01:31 PM

I may be the only one but right now I'd find it handy to have a £.S.D. calculator built into Roots Magic. 



#2 Renee Zamora

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 01:48 PM

Is that like a pounds to dollars calculator? Wouldn't that depend on the going exchange rate?  Sorry just not sure what a £.S.D. calculator is.


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#3 Vyger

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 02:07 PM

 Sorry just not sure what a £.S.D. calculator is.

 

I'm not sure of Dons need but I remember it well and happy to do any conversions to NEW money :-)

 

"On 15 February 1971, known as Decimal Day, the United Kingdom and Ireland decimalised their currencies.

Under the old currency of pounds, shillings and pence, the pound was made up of 240 pence (denoted by the letter d for Latin denarius and now referred to as "old pence"), with 12 pence in a shilling and 20 shillings (denoted by s for Latin solidus) in a pound."


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 02:48 PM

For it to be really useful, it would have to compute what the current value is of an amount expressed a century ago. And that's very tricky. I've used inflation curves published by the Ministry of Finance of Canada but they only go back so far and the basket of goods changes over time making it very approximate.


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 02:54 PM

https://www.national...cy/default0.asp

https://www.rba.gov....PreDecimal.html


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#6 Don Newcomb

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 06:29 PM

Is that like a pounds to dollars calculator? Wouldn't that depend on the going exchange rate?  Sorry just not sure what a £.S.D. calculator is.

 

Actually, it's a calculator for Pounds, Shillings and Pence. At 20 Shillings or 240 Pence to the Pound, it's a bit hard to do it in your head. It wasn't really a serious request. I did download and Excel spreadsheet to do the calculations. It appears that an administrator made a 1 Shilling error in calculating the value of an ancestor's estate in 1727. It was in the heir's favor. I don't think I'll say anything about it.