It will show you the value of florins in relationship to common
purchaseables c1634-1638.
Four fat oxen 480 florins
Eight fat swine 240 florins, etc.

At 10:36 AM 2/6/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>To Historians All!
>  In  "American Building: The Historical Forces That Shaped It" by James
> Marston Fitch a line on page 13, reads as follows:
>"In 1628 the canny Rensselaers were producing the favorite Dutch yellow
>brick on their estates near Albany, N.Y., and selling them to all comers
>for fifteen florins a thousand."
>My question : How can "fifteen florins" be converted to a 2003 monetary value?
>Leo Dodd
>Historic Brighton