British Empire & C/W: a parade of pre-decimal denominations

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The Turks and Caicos, a British overseas territory, issued a collector crown in 1969. However, in this case it was equivalent to one US dollar, not five shillings.
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This ends my brief survey of the crown in the British Empire and Commonwealth. There have been other interesting five shillings coins, notably from Uganda and Kenya, but these were not directly related to the UK pound, since in those countries a shilling is divided into 100 cents.
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Guernsey: for the time, an unusally-shaped collector ten shillings coin from Guernsey, to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the Norman Conquest of England. In Guernsey the Queen's title is "the Duke of Normandy" - never "Duchess".



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In 1966 Rhodesia issued a set of gold coins, of which this ten shillings coin was the lowest denomination. The other two were one pound and five pounds. Tommy Sasseen of South Africa was responsible for the reverse design, on which his initials also appear.
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Ghana released a collector ten shillings coin as part of its first independence coinage of 1958.
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Ireland was part of the Commonwealth until 1949, which is why it used pounds, shillings and pence. In 1966 it issued a 10 shillings to commemorate Pádraig (Patrick Pearse), who led the Easter Rising in 1916. The reverse depicts Cúchulainn, an Irish mythological hero from ancient Gaelic literature.

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Gambia's four shillings coin is an interesting denomination, but it is said to have circulated, because it was apparently a traditional and popular denomination for Gambians.

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Gambia's 8 shillings coin of 1970 is a unique denomination, but it was a collector coin only and never circulated.
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British West Africa: one tenth of a penny, last issued in 1957. What could one tenth of a penny buy you in 1957? Scrooge died long before then, surely?



Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

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Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

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Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.