This, the only coin minted by the government, should bear a fixed ratio of l000 cash to one tael of silver, but in practice there is no such fixed value.
TAEL (Malay tail, tahil, weight, probably connected with Hind.
As a money of account the tael is divided into to mace (tsien), too conderin or candereen (fun), too() li.
The custom-house tael, that in which duties are paid to the Imperial Maritime Customs, is a weight of 5 8 -77 grains Troy, the value of which varies; thus it was reckoned at 3s.
In 1907 the imports amounted to 79,500,000 taels (a tael in 1907 averaged 3s.