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.