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Post  Guest on Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:45 am

felix wrote: Tuppence ha'penny! Cor, what you could do with that! Smile Buy a newspaper (with change), post a letter, buy a packet of Polo Mints (with change!)
...i could unlatch the back gate and walk to the end of the cobblestone lane, carefully cross a quiet street and enter the shop on the other side, where a lady in an apron would open the three selected jars and place 4 clinkers, 4 cobbers, and 2 freckles in a lolly bag, before I handed over my tuppence ha'penny Very Happy

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:53 am

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Farthing coin (Note wren).

There were FOUR of these to one old (pre-decimalisation) penny.
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Post  Guest on Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:56 am

eddie wrote: There were FOUR of these to one old (pre-decimalisation) penny.
The penny farthing Very Happy

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:01 am

^

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Logo of the cult 1960's series The Prisoner.

Its auteur and star Patrick McGoohan is on record somewhere or other as stating that the penny-farthing was supposed to represent Technology.
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Post  Guest on Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:04 am

...the farthing up there is beautiful. I thought our florin was pretty.

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:08 am

^ My God! I'd forgotten all about the florin! Two shillings, wasn't it?

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UK florin. Thistle (Scotland), Rose (England), Leek (Wales) & Shamrock (Ireland)
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Post  Guest on Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:18 am

...they were minted here from 1910 to 1963.
Yep...it was worth 2 shillings.

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:41 am

felix wrote:I really liked the old ten shilling note, in all its brown glory

There you go, felix:

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:45 am

felix wrote:And the tanner piece was a wonder - and most useful: remember the old milk machines - a cold carton of milk for 6d?

Voila!:

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Sixpennny piece.
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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:49 am

Here's another one I'd forgotten:

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The Half crown (Two shillings and sixpence).
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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:54 am

And let's not forget the old (pre-decimalisation) penny:

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:57 am

As late as the 1950's Victorian-era pennies were (just about) still in circulation. I distinctly remember the design on the right (below):

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:05 am

The old One Pound note:

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:07 am

Idea Perhaps ATU II needs a "Numismatics" thread?
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Post  Doc Watson on Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:02 am

blue moon wrote:...the farthing up there is beautiful. I thought our florin was pretty.

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A special commemorative florin for the royal visit that year !
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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:23 pm

Is that a lion? scratch

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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:26 pm

...it's a lion and a kangaroo. I'm guessing the lion symbolises Britain and the kangaroo Australia.

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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:34 pm

oh yes... silly me... the typical lion from Britain scratch

(royalty?)

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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:44 pm

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Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom


we have lions too
My region is called Castilla y León (Castille from castillo -castle- and Lion)
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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:46 pm

...we have koalas Very Happy



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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:47 pm

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I've been told koalas are not as kind as they look like

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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:50 pm

I believe koalas are quite savage.


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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:52 pm

blue moon wrote:...we have koalas Very Happy
and you also have satin bowerbirds

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I had seen this animal in a documentary... didn't know where they live until yesterday

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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:56 pm

...we've a few varieties of bower-birds. I love to find their nests and look at the wonderful variety of decorations they use.

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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:58 pm

maybe you could collaborate in the "What?! Interesting Creatures: A bio-diversity Thread" on ER cyclops

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