Too cumbersome. Remember, inflation did not become a
significant factor before WWI (or its broad equivalent in
this timeline), and a few pfennig / centimes / cents / kopek
had a significant purchasing power.

Beside, there are cultural influences. Historically the
whole thing came from the French Revolution where they
decided a franc was worth 100 centimes (and 10 decimes but
they were soon forgoten),because, well, that was the mindset
then. They did the same thing with length and weigth.

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Date      : Tue, 14 Apr 2009 15:51:13 +0200
Subject : Re: Money

2009/4/14 [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>:
> The relationship between the soled and the dener is just the
> standard medieval one between solidus (French sou) et
> denarius (French denier). It was decimalized during the
> XIXth century for the same reasons as other currencies :
> convenience.

But why was it decimalised to 1:100 rather than 1:10?

Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]>

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