Old UK coinage

Old UK coinage

posted Saturday, 23 January 2010

 

Skight = Threepenny Bit (pronounced Thruppinny Bit) (i.e. three old pence)

Tanner = Sixpence Bit (six old pence)

Bob = Shilling (12 pennies (old pence))

Two Bob Bit = Florin 

Half a Crown = two shillings and six old pence (‘two and six’)

Shilling = 12 old pence or 5 new pence (240 old pence or 100 new pence in a pound)

Pound Note (quid) = 20 shillings or 240 old pence

Ten Bob Note (self explanatory)

Guinea = 21 shillings

 

1. Weirdmonger left…

Sunday, 24 January 2010 7:06 pm :: http://www.knibbworld.com/campbell-cgi/d

A pondering on Skights at link immediately above.
2. Weirdmonger left…

Sunday, 24 January 2010 10:10 pm :: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20100124/tod-

Thanks to Tony Lovell for drawing attention to a coincidental article today linked immediately above.
3. Weirdmonger left…

Monday, 25 January 2010 9:09 am

1d = one old penny (1p = one new penny).

½d = halfpenny (pronounced Haypinny)

¼d = farthing (quarter of old penny)

Example: 3s 6d or 3/6 = three shillings and sixpence

Example: £1 3s 6d = One pound three shillings and sixpence

Example: 6½d = sixpence halfpenny

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