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Offline <k>

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From pounds, shillings and pence to a new national currency
« on: October 30, 2011, 08:44:40 PM »
Here is a list of Commonwealth countries, with the year that they switched from using pounds, shillings and pence to a new national currency.

1]Australia 1966 Dollar
2]Fiji 1969 Dollar
3]Gambia 1971 Dalasi
4]Ghana 1967 Cedi
5]Jamaica 1969 Dollar
6]Malawi 1971 Kwacha
7]Malta 1972 Lira
8]New Zealand 1967 Dollar
9]Nigeria 1973 Naira
10]Rhodesia 1964 Dollar
11]South Africa 1961 Rand
12]Zambia 1968 Kwacha



My question is, which of these countries, if any, had still pegged their pound at par with the UK pound sterling before the changeover? And if not, in which year did they break the peg? Or does anyone know of a web site giving the details I am looking for?
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Re: From pounds, shillings and pence to a new national currency
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2011, 10:21:44 PM »
Some of the information you're after may be here.

One outlier to add to your list: Canada converted in the 1860s (precisely when varies from province to province, I think, as it was before 1867 when Federation occurred).

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Re: From pounds, shillings and pence to a new national currency
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2011, 11:27:25 PM »
Thanks, Fossils! Yes, Canada is somewhat complex.
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