Thursday, 29 October 2020

A Reminder of Old Money

I recently saw an advertisement for gold coins, described as one eighth of a sovereign. They cost £69.

That is equivalent to a sovereign costing £552, When my parents were children sovereigns were still in use as currency and were valued at one pound.  An eighth of a pound was a half crown. Moderately distant relatives sometimes gave me a half crown as a Christmas present. £69 would have been much more exciting!

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