Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Questions on Currency Of Galicia #galicia

Alan Weiser <alanboy@...>

I have recently received some Kolomyja documents listing wages in
zlotys and others of dues paid to Kehilla also in zlotys.

I have the following questions if you can answer them or direct me to
a web site that can provide answers I will appreciate it:

1. What would be the US dollar equivalent of a 1936 Polish zloty; a
1939 Polish zloty?

2. What would be a time line of currencies used in
Kolomyja/Galicia say >from 18th century through present day; from
Austrian rule through Polish rule to under Ukrainian rule? I also
would like to obtain US dollar equivalents to those currencies

It is understood that bartering was a form of economic exchange, but
at some point along came coinage and eventually bills for general use
in the marketplace. I also understand that Jews were initially
involved with coinage design and production while serving as arendars
(leaseholders) under Polish magnates (wealthy nobles).

Thank you.
Alan Weiser, Coordinator
Kolomea Research Group & Web Site
Silver Spring

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