Britain's First Decimal Coins.

In 1971 the United Kingdom rattled the currency world when it officially eliminated florins and shillings and changed to decimla currency with the pound divided into 100 new pennies. Item #44411

Heavy gauge blue vinyl presentation case titled in gilt on front, 32mo (3 3/8" X 4 7/8"). Fine. On side left, under clear vinyl, is a printed heavy stock "Deimal Day" text explaining the changes to take place up to February 15, 1971; text on verso describes all five new coins. On right side, also under clear vinyl, is a similar heavy stock card bearing five diecut openings, each containing one of the new five coins: 10 pence, 5 pence, 2 pence, 1 pence and ½ pence coins. An interesting footnote of numismatic history. Bibliographically cryptic, with no indication of who produced this keepsake.

Price: $25.00

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