This week sees 40 years since the introduction of decimalisation (having a currency based on simple multiples of 10 and 100) to Britain. Yes, on February 14th 1971 when people went to bed there were 12 pennies to the shilling and 20 shillings to the pound and yet, by the time they awoke the next day the pound was made up of 100 new pence. (Click HERE to read more)
Too young to remember the Tanner, Shilling, Florin and Half Crown (click HERE to view) I do however remember the sixpence which due to public demand remained in circulation until 1980.
What of all the old pre-decimal coins though? Well ........
If you or someone you know collect coins and would like some pre-decimal British coins please leave your e-mail address so that I can contact you and Hd will be pleased to send you one or two ...... whilst stocks last (I've always wanted to say that)