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#136 by Sheldonboy , Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:32 pm

Your Chemist sounds like a good guy Jo


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#137 by Slow Jo , Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:46 pm

Having a sort out earlier found some old currency coins,farthings ,halfpenny's threepenny bit , sixpences, two shilling piece ,half crown,and 3 churchill five shilling pieces.I had forgot about them.Was it 72 when it changed to decimal,i even now think of 50 pence as 10 bob.

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#138 by Sheldonboy , Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:56 pm

Hi Jo 15th February 1971 was Decimal Day.
Even though it meant some prices going it up. I must say I like decimal currency its much easier to work with.


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#139 by astoness , Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:33 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #137
Having a sort out earlier found some old currency coins,farthings ,halfpenny's threepenny bit , sixpences, two shilling piece ,half crown,and 3 churchill five shilling pieces.I had forgot about them.Was it 72 when it changed to decimal,i even now think of 50 pence as 10 bob.


jo ive got a few olden day coins but our kid has got shed loads of em...had my first few weeks wages in the old money then it all changed...i still ask for a pound of this and a quarter of that in the shops...somewhere in the back of my mind im sure our dad said to find a 1937 theeepenny bit was rare...dont know why..


 
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#140 by Sheldonboy , Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:41 pm

Quote: astoness wrote in post #139
Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #137
Having a sort out earlier found some old currency coins,farthings ,halfpenny's threepenny bit , sixpences, two shilling piece ,half crown,and 3 churchill five shilling pieces.I had forgot about them.Was it 72 when it changed to decimal,i even now think of 50 pence as 10 bob.


jo ive got a few olden day coins but our kid has got shed loads of em...had my first few weeks wages in the old money then it all changed...i still ask for a pound of this and a quarter of that in the shops...somewhere in the back of my mind im sure our dad said to find a 1937 theeepenny bit was rare...dont know why..


Lyn I think you may mean a 1933 Old Penny Apparently there were only about 7 made I heard. There is only one ore two missing and if you found one you could name your price.


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#141 by astoness , Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:16 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #140
Quote: astoness wrote in post #139
Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #137
Having a sort out earlier found some old currency coins,farthings ,halfpenny's threepenny bit , sixpences, two shilling piece ,half crown,and 3 churchill five shilling pieces.I had forgot about them.Was it 72 when it changed to decimal,i even now think of 50 pence as 10 bob.


jo ive got a few olden day coins but our kid has got shed loads of em...had my first few weeks wages in the old money then it all changed...i still ask for a pound of this and a quarter of that in the shops...somewhere in the back of my mind im sure our dad said to find a 1937 theeepenny bit was rare...dont know why..


Lyn I think you may mean a 1933 Old Penny Apparently there were only about 7 made I heard. There is only one ore two missing and if you found one you could name your price.


ahh it could have been that then...must look out for one

 
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#142 by mikejee , Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:26 am

You were right Lyn. See http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...ale-30-000.html .
SB As I understand it , if you did find a 1933 penny and tried to sell it, you might be the target of a police investigation, as the only one not in a collection was stolen by thieves from under s foundation stone ! ( http://www.24carat.co.uk/frame.php?url=1933penny.html )

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#143 by Sheldonboy , Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:33 am

There is always someone who would buy it Mike. You may not get the full value but somw collectors are mercenary.


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#144 by astoness , Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:29 pm

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There is always someone who would buy it Mike. You may not get the full value but somw collectors are mercenary.


thanks mike...i would have it..

 
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#145 by Slow Jo , Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:13 pm

Same here i ask for pounds or quarter,i get mixed up with kilograms and kilometers.Get some funny looks of the kids.

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#146 by astoness , Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:31 pm

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Same here i ask for pounds or quarter,i get mixed up with kilograms and kilometers.Get some funny looks of the kids.


jo im always getting funny look from the kids..[Little LOL]

 
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#147 by Slow Jo , Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:43 am

[Big Laugh]Do what i do lyn ,ignore them they are only kids ,got a lot to learn.


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#148 by astoness , Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:54 pm

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[Big Laugh]Do what i do lyn ,ignore them they are only kids ,got a lot to learn.


oh i do jo..and learn they will..

 
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#149 by Voltman , Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:56 pm

I am well up on the metric system as I use it all the time.
For instance, if I measure up for a length of conduit it might be 2ft 4" 7mm, or 1m 3.5"

I also have a rough conversion chart:
1 Kilogramme = 42 Pounds or 3oz, whichever gets me the better deal.
1 Kilometre is about seven lightyears.

I am 18 metres tall and weigh 11 grammes.


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#150 by mikejee , Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:14 pm

Thats' relatively simple Volty. some of the old Cadbury recipes (I'm talking about the 1970s) sometimes involved, fluid ozs, ozs, lbs, gallons, mls and drachms.

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