Help with pre decimal lingo.

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  1. anonmiss

    anonmiss Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Hi I hope someone can help.
    I know that Australian pre decimal had a kind or short hand for it. I think a threepence was 3d?
    Can anyone help with a list or a link of the abbreviations. Thank you in advance. :)
     
  2. Kam

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    1/2d = half penny
    1d = penny
    3d = threepence
    6d = sixpence
    1s = shilling
    2s = florin
    5s = crown
     
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    To convert between shilling to pence : 1s = 12d
     
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    Naphthalene Man Active Member Silver Stacker

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    So 1 shilling is 2 sixpence?
     
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    Kam Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Yes, the weight of a shilling is double the weight of a sixpence coin
     
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    sammysilver Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    3d = threepence = tray
    6d = sixpence = zac
    1s = shilling = one bob
    2s = florin = two bob
    5s = crown = five bob
     
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    Click on calculators at the top of the SS page^^^^...You will soon get the ratios right.

    Regards Errol 32
     
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    anonmiss Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Thank you all for your help :) I knew stackers was better than Google.
     
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    Kam Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Also

    1 Sovereign = 1 Pound = 20 Shillings :)

    GSR must have been very low at that time lol
     
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    I'd take 20 x 1930 shillings over a sov .. ;)
     
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    In the UK
    1/4d = a farthing
    1/2d = haypney (pronounced as written)
    1d = a copper
    3d = a joey or thrupney bit
    6d = a tanner
    1s = a bob
    2s = two bob
    1/2 crown 2an6
    crown five bob
    9 bob note lol " bent as a nine bob note"
    10 bob note = ten bob
    1pound note = a quid
    more than 1 quid = knicker ie 6 quid is 6 knicker
     

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