Saturday, January 23, 2010

Old UK Coinage

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

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