In these days of decimalisation of currency, it is difficult to understand the currency used in Britain before that country 'went decimal' in 1971. The following chart may help to explain it. 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.
There were: *20 shillings in £1 - a shilling was often called 'bob', so 'ten bob' was 10/- *12 pennies in1 shilling *240 pennies in £1
Pennies were broken down into other coins: *A farthing (a fourth- thing) was ¼ of a penny *Halfpenny (hay-p'ny) was ½ of a penny *Three farthings was ¾ of a penny
Other coins of a value less than 1/- were *A half-groat (2d) *6 x 2d = 1/- *A threepenny bit (3d) made of silver 4 x 3d. = 1/- *A groat (4d) 3 x 4d = 1/- *Sixpence (silver) - often called a 'tanner' 2 x 6d = 1/-
Coins of more than 1/- but less than £1 in value were *A two shilling piece (called a florin) 10 x 2/- = £1 *A half-crown ( 2/6d) 8 x 2/6d = £1 *A crown (5/-) 4 x 5/- = £1 *Ten shillings (a half-sovereign) 2 x 10/- = £1 *A half-guinea (10/6d) 2 x 10/6d = £1/1/-
A £1 coin was called a Sovereign and was made of gold. A paper pound often was called a 'quid'.
Coins of more than £1 were: *A guinea (£1/1/-) *A £5 coin
Hope that helps!
The Victorian era then the Edwardian era. Victorian era (1837 - 1901) Edwardian era (1901 to 1910)
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The health in the Victorian Era was very bad.
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The Victorian Era was a time of conflicting morality.
The Victorian Era started at 1819 to 1901
A Victorian-era sandwich. No, she is not a Victorian-era sandwich. She is a UNICORN!
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The Georgian era.
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The Victorian Era
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The victorian era
The Victorian era
The education system during victorian era was totally based on facts and figures.
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