- n. Plural form of stiver.
“As soon as he was thus legally invested with sovereign power, Charles demanded a large _aide_ from Holland and Zealand -- 480,000 crowns of fifteen stivers for himself; 32,000 crowns as pin money for his new consort; 16,000 crowns as donations for various servants, and 4800 crowns towards his travelling expenses.”
“To the mill gang, and to the crook gang, for working through the breakfast hour, one stiver, and for working through noon, two stivers per day.”
“Mayken has failed, of late, in her lessons; and too many sweets and trifles have gone to her lips, and too few stivers to her charity-box.”
“Other coins quite ordinarily met with in the literature of the times are pounds (7.5 cents), pfennigs (various values), stivers, crowns, nobles, angels ($2), and Hungarians ducats ($1.75).”
“All testaments must be written upon stamped paper of which the price is proportioned to the property disposed of, so that there are stamps which cost from three pence, or three stivers a sheet, to three hundred florins, equal to about twenty-seven pounds ten shillings of our money.”
“Those who consume wheaten bread, pay three guilders fifteen stivers; about six shillings and ninepence half-penny.”
“Mr. Jacobs said he had a remnant of tin which he would sell us for ten stivers a foot, and we had paid twelve for ours.”
“We came then to the end of the island, which was alluvial ground, and crossed over the Spyt den Duyvel in a canoe, and paid nine stivers fare for us three, which was very dear.”
“We had for supper a roasted haunch of venison, which he had bought of the Indians for three guilders and a half of _seewant_, that is, fifteen stivers of Dutch money,  and which weighed thirty pounds.”
“[Footnote 84: Twenty stivers made one florin or guilder, and three guilders one ducat.] _18th, Tuesday.”
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