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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: MIG
2008-06-17 11:16:48

On 16 Jun, 23:22, Tom Anderson wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Jun 2008, MIG wrote:
> > On 15 Jun, 17:08, Tom Anderson wrote:
> >> On Sun, 15 Jun 2008, Colin Rosenstiel wrote:
> >>> In article , hounsl...@yahoo.co.u=
k ()
> >>> wrote:
>
> >>>> I have noticed lately that there appear to be much less coins 1-
> >>>> and 2-pound coins, plus 50-pence coins with special reverses in
> >>>> circulation. Is it becoming a trend for the general public to hoard
> >>>> these coins?
>
> >>> Since all =A31 coin reverses are "special" I'm not sure what you mean
> >>> there.
>
> >> Some are more special than others!
>
> >> Have a butcher's:
>
> >>http://www.ukcoinpics.co.uk/dec1p.html
>
> >> IME, the 1983 etc all-UK reverse is far and away the most common one to=

> >> come across.
>
> > The 1983 design had to replace every =A31 note in circulation, so there'=
s
> > bound to be more of them.
>
> Aaaah, didn't think of that!
>
> > After that it would just be replacements for natural wastage (or
> > whatever it's called).
>
> It was re-issued in 1193, 1998, 2003 and 2008 (according to that site) -
> are you saying this was just to cover withdrawn or destructed 1983 coins?
> Why would they bother to replace like with like?

Presumably just to replace pounds rather than specific ones. I don't
know how the number of coins needed per year is calculated. It seems
to assume a vast number getting lost or destroyed, but I don't know to
what extent the total amount of currency in circulation varies from
year to year or how it could be monitored in any case.

 

 

 

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