A Conversation for Old English Money
jiminegypt Started conversation May 8, 2009
I have to disagree about crowns being obsolete within the timescale you mentioned. I was working from 1969 to 1976 in London (just off Trafalgar Square) and was paid fortnightly, my bank being Coutts - each payday I received a number of crowns (special request) which I had great fun with whenever I went into an off licence or newsagent. As the coins were legal tender it fascinated me that people often offered to buy whatever number I had at a higher than face-value price, even though I always stated that they were only worth five shillings each.
Decimalisation was a curse on the country for more reasons than one.........
Thanks for the memory jolt; we've had a great nostagia trip here talking about 'real' money.
Wand'rin star Posted May 8, 2009
I must get round to updating this. Thatns for your info. I heard someone on Cash in the Attic saying white fivers were still in use in 1961.
plaguesville Posted May 10, 2009
Congrats on making the BBC Homepage, today.
You may wish to see n2g2 post # 40542
Also - Crowns:
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