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Multi-storey car parks at 50 new pence per day will be as deserted as the city streets and shops.
The five new pence and ten new pence coins operated alongside the shilling and the florin, and had the same value, size and weight - which in itself caused initial confusion to shoppers, many of whom refused to take them.
On February 15, 1971, the country turned its back on florins, threepen-nies and shillings, and began getting to grips with a new system where a pound was worth 100 new pence rather than 240 of the old ones.
The price of beer shortly before the currency switchover on Monday, February 15, 1971, was given as one shilling and ten pence, but on that date the price of a pint became nine new pence (as mentioned by PB).
I calculate that over the course of my punting year that could add up to as much as 10 shiny new pence.
The women's magazines had been advertising this `double the new pence and stick in a stroke' technique.
Q ARE the 2p coins with the words New Pence on the reverse collectors' items?
1968) UK: The first decimal coins come into circulation, for five New Pence and 10 New Pence.