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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: James Farrar
2008-06-17 17:06:03

On Tue, 17 Jun 2008 04:16:15 -0700 (PDT), Stephen Allcroft
wrote:

>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.

They're almost impossible to pick up when dropped on a hard floor
without long fingernails. I've taken to hoarding them, along with
pennies and tuppences, and exchanging them at the bank when I have a
bagful.

 

 

 

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