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Easy for some ...maybe...

Today we use "decimal currency"...and, as detectorists, we often refer to "pre decimal" coins ... (ie, the Halfpenny,  Penny, Threepence, Shilling and Florin) ... coins which pre date the 1966 change over to modern currency.....So... what was the equivalent collective terminology for common coins  before 1966? ???.... (try and refrain from checking with google!)

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Re: "pre decimal" Australian coins were called ???????
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2018, 22:48 »
Pound shilling  and pence is the only name that I know them as so looking foward to the answer 
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Re: "pre decimal" Australian coins were called ???????
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2018, 22:54 »
Would they have been know as "Imperial" coins/money back in the day?
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Re: "pre decimal" Australian coins were called ???????
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2018, 23:01 »
sterling?
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Re: "pre decimal" Australian coins were called ???????
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2018, 04:38 »
 quid or English sterling I remember reading?
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Re: "pre decimal" Australian coins were called ???????
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2018, 13:14 »
1 fiorin two bob,1shilling a deener,sixpence a zac, threepence a treybit.too young for 1/2 & crown nick names but someone may know.
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Re: "pre decimal" Australian coins were called ???????
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« Reply #7 on: Today at 04:32 PM »
Has the question been answered correctly yet or did I miss the correct answer post?
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Re: "pre decimal" Australian coins were called ???????
« Reply #8 on: Today at 04:46 PM »
Has the question been answered correctly yet or did I miss the correct answer post?
It used to be called sterling, despite being Australian currency.  A leftover from the Imperial days:  Pounds Sterling.
Before decimal currency – what did Australia use?
Before 1966, Australia had a money system that was based on the imperial (British Sterling) pounds, shillings and pence. With 12 pennies in a shilling and 20 shillings in a pound, there was a lot of dif cult maths involved in using our money. It was on 14 February 1966 that Australia started to use decimal currency – the dollars and cents that we know today. This was a lot easier than the old money and showed off the unique Australian animals that set this country apart from the rest of the world.

The imperial coins included the half penny, penny, threepence, sixpence, shilling and florin.
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