Map of UK Counties in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, and in addition Ireland (which is not in the UK).

Map of UK Counties in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, and in addition Ireland (which is not in the UK).

Pre 1971 Money. Money was divided into pounds (£) shillings (s. or /-) and pennies (d.). Thus, 4 pounds, eight shillings and fourpence would be written as £4/8/4d. or £4-8-4d.

Pre 1971 Money. Money was divided into pounds (£) shillings (s. or /-) and pennies (d.). Thus, 4 pounds, eight shillings and fourpence would be written as £4/8/4d. or £4-8-4d.

What?! I didn't know you could do this!!!!!!!! Does everyone know about this?!!

British coins…

What?! I didn't know you could do this!!!!!!!! Does everyone know about this?!!

It was really a pretty little coin: The English 6d of Oak sprigs and acorns ~ The sixpence, known colloquially as the tanner, or half-shilling, was a British pre-decimal coin, worth six (pre-1971) pence, or 1/40th of a pound sterling.   The first sixpences were struck in the reign of Edward VI in 1551 and continued until they were rendered obsolete by decimalisation in 1971.

It was really a pretty little coin: The English 6d of Oak sprigs and acorns ~ The sixpence, known colloquially as the tanner, or half-shilling, was a British pre-decimal coin, worth six (pre-1971) pence, or 1/40th of a pound sterling. The first sixpences were struck in the reign of Edward VI in 1551 and continued until they were rendered obsolete by decimalisation in 1971.

£1 note - You thought you were rich if you had 10 of these. It felt like real money!

£1 note - You thought you were rich if you had 10 of these. It felt like real money!

An interesting bit of history - these half pennies came in after decimalisation…

An interesting bit of history - these half pennies came in after decimalisation…

The Sixpence was similar to a dime,they changed the coinage to a whole new, more simple system after we left the UK

The Sixpence was similar to a dime,they changed the coinage to a whole new, more simple system after we left the UK

The Seventies! It wasn't all bad. In fact, it wasn't that bad at all - especially if you were a kid.  Sure, we didn't have the internet, PlayStations o...

PICS: 30 Great Things About Growing Up In 1970s Britain

The Seventies! It wasn't all bad. In fact, it wasn't that bad at all - especially if you were a kid. Sure, we didn't have the internet, PlayStations o...

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