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Started by <k>, May 17, 2020, 04:36:20 PM
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Quote from: <k> on June 24, 2020, 08:32:05 PMOne thing I learnt is that the 50 cents coin is as little used in Canada as it is in the USA. I wonder why there is this bias against the 50 unit coin. How about Australia, NZ, and in fact any other country? In my country, the UK, the 50 pence coin sees regular use, though possibly its quirkily unusual shape helped it gain acceptance in the early days. And of course nowadays multiple commemorative themes are to be found on the UK 50 pence coin.
Quote from: Alan71 on June 24, 2020, 10:34:42 PMThat's because they have a 25c coin instead of a 20c. In the US and Canada, the 50c rarely circulates because it's just as easy to give two 25c coins in change as it is one 50c.
Quote from: <k> on June 24, 2020, 10:41:43 PMIn the UK in predecimal days, though, we did have a 10 shillings note - equivalent to four half crowns.
Quote from: Pabitra on June 25, 2020, 05:01:38 AMWhy is it called equivalent to four half crowns and not two crowns?