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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 651 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MOIDORE (a corruption of the Pcrtuguese moeda d'ouro, literally, money of gold), the name of a gold Portuguese coin, coined from 164o to 1732. This was of the sterling value of 13s. 51d. It is the double moida d'ouro, of the value of 4800 reis in 1688, that was current in western Europe and the West Indies for a long period after it ceased to be struck. It was the principal coin current in Ireland at the beginning of the 18th century, and spread to the west of England. At the same period it was current in the West Indies, particularly in Barbados. It was rated in English money at 27s.
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