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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Mary I & Philip Shilling, 1554 - was the first English coin to bear a double portrait.

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"Rare English Coin, Gold Ryal, Queen Mary (Bloody Mary) in ship with sword and shield, 1553-1554"

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Gold Angel of King Henry VIII (1509-1547) First Coinage (1509-26) 5.11g (S.2265, N.1760). Obv. Mint Mark - castle with pellet left. rev. castle with saltire right.

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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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Henry VII 'testoon' or shilling - 16th century. One of the first English coins to bear a real portrait of the monarch instead of the representative portrait which had served for the previous ten centuries; and it was for this reason that it derived its name of testoon from the Italian Testone or Headpiece introduced in Milan in 1474.

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Threepenny bit, the new pound club they are bringing out is going to be this shape and size apparently.

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pre-decimal UK farthing coin - minted in the year of the coronation of HM Elizabeth II - These were used up to 31st December 1960 after which they ceased to be legal tender.

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