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Ironside produced TWO sets of designs for the UK's decimals

Started by <k>, February 18, 2011, 04:49:37 AM

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Thank you for digging up all thse goodies, eurocoin. This is a super thread.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.


I can't understand why The Royal Mint keeps excluding the 1/4 penny piece from the set. Royal Mint documents from the 60's show that the 1/4 penny coin was certainly part of this series. Though it can not be seen on the webpage about these coins on the website of the Royal Mint and also hasn't been included in the series of Ironside patterns for the decimals that can be seen at The Royal Mint Visitor Centre. Very odd decision.


I like the BIG 20 pence pattern.  What could have been! :)


No! A large 20p would have been a bad idea.  Guessing it had the same specifications as the double florin.  The other coins have the same specs as those actually issued, is that correct?