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Title: Gold Sovereign Advice Please...
Post by: 150aceboy on October 06, 2013, 04:32:21 PM
Can anyone explain to me, what a half and full sovereign was worth in old money ???.
Also was a crown spendable currency or was it made just as a commemorative coin ???.
Thanks Paul.


Title: Re: Gold Sovereign Advice Please...
Post by: Chef Geoff on October 06, 2013, 04:35:28 PM
1 and 10 shillings (50p) respectively and yes Crowns were normal coins of the realm. ;)


Title: Re: Gold Sovereign Advice Please...
Post by: 150aceboy on October 06, 2013, 04:39:48 PM
Thank you Geoff,
i've  been stuck on this question for ages and felt to stupid to ask, thanks again Paul  ;)


Title: Re: Gold Sovereign Advice Please...
Post by: Dryland on October 06, 2013, 05:58:44 PM
Theres no need to feel stupid Paul . theres no such thing as a silly question, only a silly answer.
 If you ever get any Sovs or 1/2 Sovs and want to sell them, I'll still give you 1 and 50p  for them  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Gold Sovereign Advice Please...
Post by: brisad on October 07, 2013, 12:13:10 AM
hmmm!

I might be getting my childhood currency wrong chef but I remember the half crown was 2shillings and sixpence (paperrounds") and my ma got us a crown each in 65 to commemorate Winston Churchill's passing.

I think the crown is 5 bob (shillings) my dad used the White 5 notes but very rarely!

Brian


Title: Re: Gold Sovereign Advice Please...
Post by: Chef Geoff on October 07, 2013, 06:57:37 AM
Hi Brian, yes as you say a Crown was 5/-, the figures quoted were for the Sov and half Sov ;)


Title: Re: Gold Sovereign Advice Please...
Post by: brisad on October 07, 2013, 10:29:19 AM
Hi Geoff

Apologies.... I didn't read properly due to it being so late!

regards

PS,,,,,,, You younger guys didn't have 140p taken out of your pocket overnight! we had 240p per 1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,  paper 10 bob and quid notes not really good for detecting but at least your wallet looked fuller  :'(


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