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50 minutes ago, Seasider said:

and all the old folk kept complaining that we was being robbed as a result.  Of course old pennies were worth something in those days.

5 minutes ago, argentmajor said:

And to think my Nan used to complain that the new decimal system was confusing!

As Seasider said, everyone thought they were being robbed as the shops "rounded up" which resulted in inflation  and it really did confuse people.... LSD (Libra, solidus, denarius) had basically been around since the Romans....    Lets hope we never "Eurolies"  our currency...........

 

 

 

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14 hours ago, Caratacus said:

I believe a silver dollar or silver crown (5 bob/shillings) were a similar value in silver at some point. 

One of my favourite coins (that I don't own) is the 1804 5 shilling Bank of England token.  It has a legend on one side saying Five Shillings  :  Dollar.  Picture borrowed from Chards.

 

Reverse of 1820 George III Crown

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1 hour ago, Seasider said:

One of my favourite coins (that I don't own) is the 1804 5 shilling Bank of England token.  It has a legend on one side saying Five Shillings  :  Dollar.  Picture borrowed from Chards.

 

Reverse of 1820 George III Crown

What a classy looking "coin" - (I guess it has a legal value);  although Britannia has certainly improved her looks recently - she looks a bit worn out here which I can only put down to the French who were up to their usual tricks at the time.

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8 minutes ago, Caratacus said:

What a classy looking "coin" - (I guess it has a legal value);  although Britannia has certainly improved her looks recently - she looks a bit worn out here which I can only put down to the French who were up to their usual tricks at the time.

It probably would have had value specifically with the Bank of England but probably wouldn't have been legal tender (I suspect, not a specialist). Damn interesting piece though :)

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21 hours ago, MickB said:

Today my silver Brexit themed medal from @SilverStan arrived. Great piece of work.

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I think we all feel just the same today as HM after Parliaments shinnanigans.......

Maybe HM should sack the lot and just take up the reigns as she would do a better job..........

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