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decimalization of the British & colonial currency

Samuel Henry Hamer

decimalization of the British & colonial currency

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Published by C. W. Ibberson, printer in Halifax .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Decimal system.,
  • Coinage -- Great Britain -- Colonies.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Samuel Henry Hamer.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination8p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18496935M


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& Northern Ireland. In British currency went through a decimalization process ( pence in a pound) simplifying notation, pricing, and spending. This article will provide a breakdown of the old monetary system, concentrating on the Victorian era and the various coins that existed and were used in Britain, and touch on those minted for colonial holdings.

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