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Daemon
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Decimal Day (1971)

Financial calculations using the old currency of the UK were complicated, as one pound was made up of 240 pence or 20 shillings, a shilling was equal to 12 pence, and the half-crown was worth two shillings and sixpence. After considering decimalization for over a century, Parliament passed the Decimal Currency Act in 1969. The pound was to be divided into 100 "new pence," and a massive publicity campaign was launched in the weeks leading up to Decimal Day. How did people react to the change? More...
olddogg eleventy2
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i've actually found something more confusing than their history. i'm afraid i would have to take classes on the english monetary system. english history, however, would be a life long study and i don't have that amount of time left to me....lol
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