Thursday, 13 April 2017

"ANY SPARE CHANGE, GUV'NOR?" LOADS OF IT, MY SON...



Here's a coin set by a company called COINCRAFT,
containing an example of every British coin in circulation at
the time of QUEEN ELIZABETH II's Coronation in 1953.
Again, not as sharp as they could be due to being scanned in
their display case, but only slightly blurred.  And look at the
farthling, which ceased being produced in 1956, and was
finally demonetised at the end of 1960.

2 comments:

paul Mcscotty said...

I always like the old threepence piece(thrupence ?) and sixpence - A a half a crown was a treat and was my pocket money when I was about 10 years old - managed to get all I wanted for that as well. I think I still have a few old coins in the loft - (not the florin though) I forgot how clunky the old 1d was

Kid said...

I always loved getting a half crown from a visiting relative, PM, as it allowed me to buy a Summer Special when they were 2/6d.

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