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Coins from UNITED KINGDOM Bag of 30 1/- One Shilling Coins 1954 - 1960

£8.00

Coins from UNITED KINGDOM Bag of 30 1/- One Shilling Coins 1954 - 1960

Queen Elizabeth II cupro nickel coins:

1954 x 1 1955 x 7 1956 x 7 1957 x 2 1958 x 4

1959 x 1 1960 x 2 1962 x 2 1963 x 3 1966 x 1

Weight each: 6.62 g

Diameter: 2.15 cm

Condition: all in differing states of circulation wear. Totally commensurate with age. Please see photographs

 

The word shilling comes from schilling, an accounting term that dates back to Anglo-Saxon times where it was deemed to be the value of a cow in Kent or a sheep elsewhere.

In 1920, along with other national coins, the silver content was reduced from 92.5% (sterling) to 50%, and in 1947 to pure cupro-nickel.

SKU MA249 194 c

 

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