1786G. Forstertr. ofA. Sparrman’s Voy. to Cape of G.H.II. 245A number of these [wethers]..they dispose of yearly, at the rate of from six schellings to a dollar the head, Dutch money.
1795J.H. Craig inG.M. ThealRec. of Cape Col. (1897) I. 278A very considerable difficulty is experienced in the Province, for want of a smaller currency than a skilling (6d) which is at present the lowest in circulation.
1798S.H. Wilcocketr. ofJ.S. Stavorinus’s Voy. to E. IndiesI. 569The coins which are current in Holland, are equally so here...Sesthalfs (pieces of 5½ stivers) go for skillings (pieces of six stivers).
1806D. Baird inG.M. ThealRec. of Cape Col. (1899) V. 433The Quarter Guilder is to pass for Six Stivers Currency, or be equal in value to the present Paper Skilling.
1822W.J. BurchellTrav.I. 78The only money in general circulation, is small printed and countersigned pieces of paper, bearing value from the trifling sum of one schelling, or sixpence currency, upwards to five hundred rix-dollars each.
1843J.C. ChaseCape of G.H. 188The schelling, eight of which go to the rix-dollar, of the value of twopence farthing each.
1888Cape Punch 21 Mar. 174When the adjutant calls the roll of the Royal Irish Fusiliers, why is he like a Dutch miser? Because he’s counting in his skillings.
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