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Numismatic Coins

It was really a pretty little coin: The English 6d of Oak sprigs and acorns ~ The sixpence, known colloquially as the tanner, or half-shilling, was a British pre-decimal coin, worth six (pre-1971) pence, or 1/40th of a pound sterling. The first sixpences were struck in the reign of Edward VI in 1551 and continued until they were rendered obsolete by decimalisation in 1971.

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pre-decimal coinage - Google Image Result for http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/money/images/coins.jpg

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Pre 1971 Money. Money was divided into pounds (£) shillings (s. or /-) and pennies (d.). Thus, 4 pounds, eight shillings and fourpence would be written as £4/8/4d. or £4-8-4d.

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Mirrored Crescent Moons ... England from Celtic Iceni Tribe/40-50 BC

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from the Guardian

Old coins: strike gold with pre-decimal silver

Threepenny bits. (80 to a £1) With one of these I could buy some Lincoln biscuits to have with my bottle of free milk at school.

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Ancient Cretan tetradrachma coin depicting the legendary Labyrinth (ΚΝΩΣΙΩΝ), home of the Minotaur. c. 300 BC

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Reverse of a coin, from Eastern England (silver) Celtic, (1st century BC)

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Celtic Gold Stater of Addedomaros, Catuvellauni/Trinovantes tribes - Late 1st century BC

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from The Huffington Post

PICS: 30 Great Things About Growing Up In 1970s Britain

30 Great Things About Growing Up In 1970s Britain (slideshow pictures with discussion)

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Old UK coins - one penny, half penny (or ha' - pronounced "hey" - penny) and three pence (or "thruppenny bit").

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