15 british shillings to us dollars?

Im reading a book and the man was paid 15 shillings (dont know if im spelling that right) a week, and he lives in new england or something so this is back in the time before they switched to euros or whatever. But i really want to know how much money in us dollars (my currency) how much 15 shillings are. i heard it... show more Im reading a book and the man was paid 15 shillings (dont know if im spelling that right) a week, and he lives in new england or something so this is back in the time before they switched to euros or whatever. But i really want to know how much money in us dollars (my currency) how much 15 shillings are. i heard it was like approximantly $1.50 ?
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