Souvenir of Great Britain

//Souvenir of Great Britain

Souvenir of Great Britain

$6.95

A three coin set presented on an illustrated card behind a protective cover. These authentic coins were issued by the Royal Mint to include a pre-decimal half penny, the twelve sided brass threepence, and sixpence, all of which were withdrawn from circulation when England switched to a decimal system of coinage. The three penny brass coin was the first twelve sided coin introduced in British coinage;  all of the pre-decimal coins and notes were of different sizes, shapes and thickness in order to be able to differentiate between them even in the dark.

Description

Souvenir of Great Britain

This is a traditional coin set of three authentic pre-decimal British coins minted by the Royal Mint. It is placed on a card and protected by a plastic cover.

The set includes:

Half-penny first placed into circulation by the Royal Mint in 1672 and withdrawn in 1967 when England converted to a decimal system of currency.  (pronounced haypnee or haypnee-bit). A Pence is a penny.

Threepence  was first introduced into circulation by the Royal Mint in 1937 and withdrawn in 1967. (pronounced thrupence, also known as a thrupnee-bit)

Sixpence was first placed into circulation in  1551 and withdrawn in 1967. Coins are displayed on a card enclosed in a plastic cover. (2 sixpence coins = 1 shilling in value)

 

Additional information

Weight .06 lbs
Dimensions 4.00 × 2.75 × .25 in