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

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Turks and Caicos Islands crown 1969~.jpg



Turks and Caicos Islands crown 1969.jpg 

The Turks and Caicos is a British overseas territory.

It issued a collector crown in 1969.

However, it was equivalent to one US dollar, not five UK 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.

However, these were not directly related to the UK pound.

In those countries a shilling is divided into 100 cents.
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Guernsey, 10 shillings, 1966.


Guernsey: for the time, an unusually-shaped collector 10 shillings coin from Guernsey.

It commemorated the 900th anniversary of the Norman Conquest of England.

In Guernsey the Queen's title was "the Duke of Normandy" - never "Duchess".
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Rhodesia 1966 10s.jpg


In 1966 Rhodesia issued a set of gold coins.

This 10 shillings coin was the lowest denomination.

The other two were 1 pound and 5 pounds.

Tommy Sasseen of South Africa was responsible for the reverse design.

His initials also appear on it.
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Ghana released a collector 10 shillings coin as part of its independence coinage of 1958.
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Ireland was part of the Commonwealth until 1949 and used pounds, shillings and pence.

In 1966 it issued a 10 shillings to commemorate Pádraig (Patrick Pearse).

He led the Easter Rising in 1916.

The reverse depicts Cúchulainn, an Irish mythological hero from ancient Gaelic literature.
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Gambia's 4 shillings coin is an interesting denomination.

However, it is said to have circulated.

It was a traditional and popular denomination for Gambians.
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Gambia 8s 1970.jpg


Gambia's 8 shillings coin of 1970 is a unique denomination.

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?
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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.