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Offline FosseWay

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Re: Coins that show the shilling "stroke"
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2017, 07:32:33 PM »
There are plenty of tokens that use the shilling stroke. I suspect this reflects that it was a vernacular, rather than official, way of writing prices. Official issues preferred in first place to write out the word SHILLING(S) in full, or failing that, to use s as the abbreviation.

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Re: Coins that show the shilling "stroke"
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2017, 07:38:36 PM »
Yes, as I showed earlier in the thread. So perhaps that explains there being only one set of occurrences on circulation coins, namely in Rhodesia.

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Re: Coins that show the shilling "stroke"
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2017, 12:20:38 AM »
I think some people would have said simply "Three and three ha'pence".

For the other, I'd probably have said, "three shillings and eleven pence ha'penny".

Yes you are almost right as it would have been "three and eleven pence ha'penny" shillings would not have been mentioned and if the ha'penny had been omitted it would simply have been "three and eleven"

Smaller amounts such as 1/3 was 15 pence; 1/6 eighteen pence. 6/8, six and eight, was always a useful amount as three of these were a pound.
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Re: Coins that show the shilling "stroke"
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2017, 12:55:10 AM »
Smaller amounts such as 1/3 was 15 pence; 1/6 eighteen pence.

First time I've heard that one. I was a child in the sixties and never noticed it. I do remember my mother and two other housewives talking excitedly about a new supermarket that had opened. They were still a new phenomenon in England back in the early 1960s.  :D

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Re: Coins that show the shilling "stroke"
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2017, 01:11:25 AM »
Here is an eighteen pence Jersey Bank token from 1813
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Re: Coins that show the shilling "stroke"
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2017, 01:12:56 AM »
Well, in the Channel Islands, yes - that wouldn't surprise me.  :D

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Re: Coins that show the shilling "stroke"
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2017, 01:55:12 PM »
There was a Bank of England 18 pence token as well, at the same period. Its big brother the three-shilling token was denominated as three shillings, though, which supports Malcolm's suggestion (at least in the 1810s).

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Re: Coins that show the shilling "stroke"
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2017, 02:01:57 PM »
Weird.  :o

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Re: Coins that show the shilling "stroke"
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2017, 11:55:54 PM »
There were indeed several types of these countermarked coins including those stamped 4/9 and just 5/
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Re: Coins that show the shilling "stroke"
« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2017, 05:25:33 PM »


Maldives, 10 rufiyaa, 1979.





Maldives, 100 rufiyaa, 1979.



I thought this notation was restricted to the pound sterling, but here it is on a couple of Maldivian collector coins, denoting rufiyaa. Has any other non-sterling country used it, I wonder?