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Rupee

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A silver coin = 2s. English (a florin). A lac of rupees = £10,000 sterling. Since the depreciation of silver the value of a rupee is considerably less.

⁂ In 1870 an ounce of silver was worth 60 1/2d.; in 1876 it fell to 49d.; to-day (May, 1895) it is quoted between 58d. and 59d.; and at New York at 67 3/8d. per ounce.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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