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Re: How much was a ticket for the underground in the 60s?
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Newsgroup: uk.transport.london
Posted by: Stephen Allcroft
2008-06-17 11:16:15

On 11 Jun, 19:56, Charles Ellson wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Jun 2008 18:11:27 +0100, "Peter Masson"
>
> wrote:
>
> >"Charles Ellson" wrote
>
> >> Crowns tended to be issued above face value in proof condition but the
> >> 1953 coins were IMU the first to be issued as part of a set of coins
> >> in "uncirculated" condition (as was the 1965 Churchill Crown). AFAIAA
> >> the 1953 uncirculated set was issued at or near face value so many
> >> (like my mother's) possibly disappeared/dispersed when there was an
> >> urgent need for cash.
>
> >When were crowns last minted as normal currency, as opposed to
> >commemoratives?
>
> That might be down to interpretation. The last intentionally-regular
> issues for general circulation seem to have been after the 1887 Royal
> Jubilee. Since then have been mostly commemorative issues but even
> before Victoria's time they don't seem to have been established as an
> "everyday" issue. I suspect their size possibly clashed with some kind
> of practical threshold above which coins were inconvenient to carry or
> handle.

Todays 5p IMHO clashes with the lower threshold where coins are too
small to be convenient to handle.

 

 

 

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