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Pre-decimal Currency

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The Ten Shilling Note (50 pence) is portrayed above the following coins:


 - Half Crown (ie 2/6d = 12 pence

                        - demonetised January 1st 1970);


 - Florin (ie 2/- = 10 pence);


 - One Shilling (ie 1/- = 5 pence);


 - Sixpence (ie 6d = 2 pence

                     - withdrawn June 30th 1980);


 - Silver Threepenny Bit (a coin that was last produced for

                                          circulation in the UK in 1941)

 

NOTES:
 - the scale below the coins is marked at One Inch intervals;


 - the Ten Shilling Note was replaced by the 50 pence coin

   on October 14th 1969, and the note ceased to be legal

   tender on November 22nd 1970

 


 

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The following coins are portrayed below the reverse side of a Cashier's Name Plate:


 - Threepenny Bit (ie 3d - ceased to be legal tender on

                               August 31st 1971);


 - One Penny (ie 1d - ceased to be legal tender

                        on August 31st 1971);


 - Half Penny (ie d - demonetised August 1st 1969);


 - Farthing (ie d - a coin that was withdrawn in 1960);


 - New Half Penny (ie p - a very unpopular coin that

                                 ceased to be legal tender in 1984)

 

  

 

 

 

 

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Souvenir sets of the old coins were also sold, and a pack is shown here (below left), together with two pre-decimal coin bags.

 

Other examples of pre-decimal coin bags are illustrated below - bags preserved by Keith Boden