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

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

Conversion rates from pounds, shillings and pence to decimal currency

Conversion rates from pounds, shillings and pence to decimal currency

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.

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.

The Ten Bob Note! If you got one of these in your birthday card you were really lucky.

The Ten Bob Note! If you got one of these in your birthday card you were really lucky.

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

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

50p to commemorate joining EEC had no idea what this meant at the time but 'the hands' 50p was always the one I wanted

50p to commemorate joining EEC had no idea what this meant at the time but 'the hands' 50p was always the one I wanted

The Sixpence was similar to a dime,they changed the coinage to a whole new, more simple system after we left the UK

The Sixpence was similar to a dime,they changed the coinage to a whole new, more simple system after we left the UK

half penny coin  - I miss these!!! withdrawn from circulation in December 1984.

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half penny coin - I miss these!!! withdrawn from circulation in December 1984.

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