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Decimalisation Day February 1971

Decimalisation Day February 1971


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This decimal converter mug dates from 1971 and would originally have contained a chocolate Easter egg. Decimalisation Day or D – Day was actually February 15th 1971, although it took several months to convert everything- especially slot machines. For a period it was possible to tender either the original currency (£.s.d) or “New Pence” (p).  My school year was one of the last to ... »