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bodger

Some of you will have never seen one!

It really makes me feel that I'm getting old, when I realise that some of you will have never seen one. Seen what ? Why a ten shilling note of course.
On this day in 1969 as a lead up to complete decimalization of our currency, the government scrapped our beautiful 10 shilling note and replaced it with the monstrosity that was and still is the 50 pence coin.

Here's a reminder.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q...0CCgQsAQ&biw=1069&bih=486
sod

See you have ours with Captain Cook on it which was replaced with $1.00 note now a coin so small it is hard to find  
Digindeep

I've got no ten bob notes...ten bob that takes me back, ten bob in my pocket of a Monday morning...wowee!
But thought you might be interested in these two I've managed to save....




Now had I have had one of them to start my week....  
woodbutcher

 and I remember the thruppenny bit , tanner and the half a crown.

My dad somewhere has a collection of old pennies, and 1/2 pennies.



K
bodger

The other day, when I was going through one of the glory draws, if you can have glory holes, then surely you can have glory draws, I found one of the early 50p pieces and they were huge compared to the ones that are in circulation now. The new reduced ones also buy a lot less of course.
Juli

woodbutcher wrote:
and I remember the thruppenny bit , tanner and the half a crown.

My dad somewhere has a collection of old pennies, and 1/2 pennies.



K


No farthings then?  
horace

I remember the farthings and halfpenny with i think the sailing ship on.
Captain_Dingbat

I remember being in Primary school and someone bringing in the new 20p coin and we were like  

Polly

I don't remember seeing a ten bob note but I do remember 1 notes!
bodger

horace wrote:
I remember the farthings and halfpenny with i think the sailing ship on.


The farthings had a wren on them and the hapenny the sailing ship. I think.
brummie nick

bodger wrote:
horace wrote:
I remember the farthings and halfpenny with i think the sailing ship on.


The farthings had a wren on them and the hapenny the sailing ship. I think.


"The Golden Hind"
Bulworthy Project

When the halfpenny piece was taken out of circulation, I was really worried about the price of h'penny sweets going up.  Then I was very relieved to find out that you could get 2 for a penny.
brummie nick

I had the same problem when the 'GROAT' was taken out of circulation.
Seabird

I got a farthing in my change a few weeks ago, pretending to be a penny!

Do you remember silver threepenny pieces? I think they were still legal tender when I was young, but people used to save them to put in Christmas puddings.
freckle

No-I've never seen one!! Such a spring chicken!!
kat_lewis

We used to collect halfpennies with the ship on at church in aid of some charity when I was young.
Mo

No-ones mentioned the half a crown
I remember that  
sod

Mo wrote:
No-ones mentioned the half a crown
I remember that


We had one of them too, first to go
gerryindevon

Re: Some of you will have never seen one!

[quote="bodger:280491"]It really makes me feel that I'm getting old, when I realise that some of you will have never seen one. Seen what ? Why a ten shilling note of course. "
Certainly do; and guineas etc; anyone else recall silver sixpences? Tiny, I think they were.
sod

Threepence was smaller   well here anyway

Just remember half penny bread was 7 pence aloaf 3 1/2 penny half loaf  remember pennys well
12Bore

Decimalisation was the greatest con ever, in our local shop Mars bars went from 4d to 4p overnight, that was 9d in real money  
12Bore

BTW, does anyone else still convert prices to old money?
It doesn't half confuse Mrs 12Bore when I do it  
Seabird

It's too frightening to convert it and realise how much prices have increased! The problem is, that in old money, increases were small, perhaps 1 penny, whereas, after decimalisation the smallest increase would be 1 new penny (2.5 old pence) and frequently became 5 new pence which would have been a shilling in old mon ey, and totally unacceptable!

And yes, I remember items being priced in guineas - mostly in posh shops. I guess livestock was the last to be priced in guineas.
brummie nick

Seabird wrote:
whereas, after decimalisation the smallest increase would be 1 new penny (2.5 old pence)


There was a half penny when decimalisation started. equal to 1.2 pence.


12 Bore, please tell me you didn't pay the inflated price for a Mars bar.

 
12Bore

brummie nick wrote:
12 Bore, please tell me you didn't pay the inflated price for a Mars bar.

There may have been a picket line...
12Bore

12Bore wrote:
brummie nick wrote:
12 Bore, please tell me you didn't pay the inflated price for a Mars bar.

There may have been a picket line...

Or we could have paid for them by taking back empty bottles, possible from the shop's back yard  
sod

12bore remember them days  
Slipster

A little bit off topic  

During the early seventies my father got a full gold soveriegn in his change on the Number 8 bus     he still has it squirelled away somewhere
brummie nick

Slipster wrote:


During the early seventies my father got a full gold soveriegn in his change on the Number 8 bus he still has it squirelled away somewhere


If that was a Birmingham number 8 Bus, he was lucky it wasn't a Rupee.  
Slipster

 
Juli

Anyone remember the large white 5 notes?  

I have to think in three currencies now, as I buy some things online from both the UK and US.  Thank crunchie for THIS site!  
Christine

When we were clearing out Mother in law's last abode back in the early 90s I was the only member of family who could still reckon up in old coinage and notes - I left the two sons with about 400 in old coinage that they had no idea what to do with and I never did ask.
ewal

Coins

Do you remember the old glass toffee jars? We have one full of pre metric coins all except threepenny bits farthings & gold sovereigns & halves. The Grandchildren love playing with them.
ewal

Coins

I forgot there are no 5/- but I have 2 that I bought in Sidney in 93
A King George 5th & a King William 3rd

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