Pounds, Shillings, and Pence

Possibly the oldest currency in the world, the British pound plays a role in the cases of Sherlock Holmes. This section provides links to learning more about pounds, shillings, and pence, the money in Holmes' world. Bonus: An episode of I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere discussing Sherlock Holmes' coin collection.

For practical purposes, it's usually sufficient to calculate in your head that £1 (one pound) in 1895 would buy what $100 US will buy today. So one shilling equals $5.