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If you had 5 shillings in 1820 how much would that be in dollars today?

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11/30/2009

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5 Shillings GBP in 1820 had the purchasing power of about £15.04 GBP today.

5 Shillings GBP in 1820 had the purchasing power of about $24.78 USD today.

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Estimating the modern value of money is a prior era is a very imprecise process and very different answers can be obtained, depending on the methods used to make the estimate.

According to the Measuring Worth Calculator (see related links), 5 shillings in 1820 was worth about 16.83 2008 GBP if you use a retail price index to make the estimate. However, if you compare using average earnings, 5 shillings in 1820 would be worth about 189.94 GPB in 2008 currency.