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Quote from: Figleaf on January 01, 2010, 02:06:48 AMThe 4d Britannia coins did nor circulate in Britain to any significant extent. Most were shipped to British Guiana, where they were used as a replacement for the 1/4 guilder.
Quote from: Figleaf on January 01, 2010, 03:26:28 AMIf you read the first para as referring to the groat with the "4" reverse and the second as referring to the groat with the Britannia reverse there would no longer be a contradiction with my source (Pridmore). Joseph Hume was an early Victorian (1777-1855) and the "4" groats were struck until 1837.Wikipedia says: According to Hawkins' History of the Silver Coinage of England, a groat was known as a "Joey", "so called from Joseph Hume, M.P., who strongly recommended the coinage for the sake of paying short cab-fares, etc."Peter