decimal currency


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decimal currency

a system of currency in which the monetary units are parts or powers of ten
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A R Butler, head of the Decimal Currency Board, wrote to its secretary, Noel Moore, in September, 1969, saying it would be a good idea "to consider some of the more obvious hazards.
Every household received a booklet, Your Guide to Decimal Currency, and Lord Fiske, who led the campaign, said six weeks should be adequate for the nation to get to grips with the new system.
Children starting school in 1970 were the first to learn the new decimal currency.
The conversion to decimal currency continued gradually over the next three years.
The last time the mega rock band played in Cardiff was way back in 1970 at Sophia Gardens Pavilion, when Britain had just adopted the decimal currency, The Doors' frontman Jim Morrison died in Paris and The French Connection was released in the cinema.
Every household in Britain received a guidebook on the decimal currency switch and were encouraged to take it shopping to help them convert prices.
I used to shop for an elderly neighbour who simply never understood decimal currency.
I can remember when decimal currency came in - there were TV adverts paid for by the Government to explain to the young and old how to count in decimal coinage and check you were getting the right change.
Franc coins fell into disuse after 1642, until they were revived during the revolutionary period in 1795 when a decimal currency system was introduced.
The Decimal Currency Board say they are the same weight and metal content as the present coins.
TONIGHT'S show looks back at the problems and the politics surrounding Britain's conversion to decimal currency.
Experts believe getting used to the euro will be far harder than the 1971 switch from shillings and pence to decimal currency.