Quick Fact: In 16th and 17th Century Denmark, merchant ship captains had…

In 16th and 17th Century Denmark, merchant ship captains had to pay a toll based on the value of the goods on the ship. The value was declared by the captain. The Danish authorities could take the value based toll (1-2%) or opt to buy the cargo for the declared value.. Ref: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Dues

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