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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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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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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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from Recyclart

How To Recycle Old Coins Into Jewelry

Old coins into jewels! - I love this, but it it also makes me a little sad that the original coin is destroyed...

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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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