History of Coins

Coin composition of UK currency

MODERN HISTORY OF UK COIN COMPOSITION The standard circulating denominations of pre-decimal British coins from 1800 to 1946, which contained 92.5% or 50% silver, included threepences, sixpences, shillings, florins, two shillings, half-crowns, double florins, and crowns. In 1920, the silver content of all British coins was reduced from 92.5% to 50%, with some of the…

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