"Hold up there, you! It's a shilling to tie up your boat to the dock. And I shall need to know your name." "What do you say to three shillings, and we forget the name?" "...Welcome to Port Royal, Mr. Smith."
A shilling was a silver coin used as a unity of currency during the 18th century. Originally an English coin, it remained in circulation until it was converted into the British shilling as the result of the Treaty of Union in 1707, as the result of the Union of England and Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain.
"Jack Shparrow! You owe me fourteen sh-shillings! Pay up!" "Baldy! What a coincidence! I was just on my way to meet up with a mate that owes me twenty shillings. And the very next thing on my list was to come find you and settle up. Before you can dance a jig, mate, I’ll be back with the money."
When he was living on Shipwreck Island, Jack Sparrow owed fourteen shillings to a pirate known as Baldy Malone. When he couldn't pay his debt, Malone tried to kill him. Approximately six years later, when Cutler Beckett ordered Jack Sparrow to transport a cargo of slaves to the Bahamas, he promised to sell him the Wicked Wench for just one shilling. Twelve years later, when Jack offered a small bribe of three shillings to keep his arrival to Port Royal secret, the Harbormaster couldn't resist. The Harbormaster's ledger recorded the details of every ship and sailor tying up at the dock. Jack Sparrow's handful of coins ensured that he doesn't appear in it. After Pintel and Ragetti saw the dead Kraken on the Black Sand Beach, Ragetti said people would pay a shilling to see the giant corpse, and "another shilling