Can anyone out there provide any information on when New Yorkers stopped
using the British system of pounds, shilling, and pence? In 1797 the state
legislature officially endorsed the decimal dollar system established by
Congress in the 1792 Coinage Act, but I seem to recall that some people
continued to use the British system as late as the 1820s. I have no
idea why, however.

Ted Burrows
Department of History
Brooklyn College