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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 Feb 21

50 years ago today I was in the First Year Sixth of the Alun School and used the privilege of being in the Sixth to go into town during a study period to get a set of the first decimal coins in the UK. ┬áIt had been a long time coming. ┬áStudents of Trollope (and anyone who wants to understand 19th Century politics should be one, he and Thackeray are infinitely preferable to the mawkishness of Dickens) will remember that is was a pet project of Plantagenet Palliser. ┬áBefore decimalisation life was interesting. ┬áThere were twelve pennies in the shilling, …

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50 years ago today I was in the First Year Sixth of the Alun School and used the privilege of being in the Sixth to go into town during a study period to get a set of the first decimal coins in the UK. ┬áIt had been a long time coming. ┬áStudents of Trollope (and anyone who wants to understand …

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