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The game should contain:
12 x f5000
24 x f1000
24 x f500
24 x f100
24 x f25
While the rulebook says that each player gets 8 x f25, it's actually only important that each player has the correct amount of money in total.
As you can probably guess, the denominations weren't fixed until after the rules were finalised! Which is why the contents don't specify the above information...
My copy has exactly the money ratio that you described, but in the rules apear that this total of money is 100,000 florins, but the real sum is 99,000 florins. Is the instruction book wrong?