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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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The name of the intended decimal currency reflected the underlying social realities of New Zealand of the day.
On 15 Feb- ruary 1971, the population of the United Kingdom universally ac- cepted decimal currency and the advertising campaign behind it was, indeed, comprehensive, edu- cational and persuasive.
who devised a decimal currency. Alexander Hamilton.
Experience in countries that have permitted concurrent circulation of notes and coins of the same denomination (an example of which is France in the 1960s) has generally shown a marked public preference for notes, even when the D-Metric model leads to the opposite conclusion [Report of the Committee of Enquiry on Decimal Currency, 1963, Chapter 11, Appendix 11].
1 Nikita Khrushchev died 2 Education Secretary Margaret Thatcher ended free school milk 3 Decimal currency was introduced in Britain 4 Evonne Goolagong won the women's singles title at Wimbledon impossipuzzles "My wife, my sister and her son Bill," said Charlie, glancing at the photo.
The Decimal Currency Board reported: "Marks and Spencer, who trained their sales assistants some time ago, found that afterwards they added up more quickly and made fewer mistakes in the new system."
"He was told decimal currency could not be accepted because the Government had instructed bus companies to use up all the old coins.
Though it made things more expensive, the replacement of pounds sd with decimal currency has certainly made life easier.
France and the US had used decimal currency since the 18th century, while Commonwealth countries such as Australia, New Zealand and South Africa had also gone decimal.
Robin states at length how decimal currency came into being and was accepted.
What is the decimal currency equivalent of the guinea?