‘What’s that in old money?’ Remembering decimalisation.


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In February 1971 Britain adopted a decimal currency in place of pounds, shillings and pence. As a result, every organisation, man, woman and child had to change the money they used. The 50th anniversary of decimalisation therefore falls in February 2021 and the Royal Mint Museum intends to mark the occasion with a series of inspiring education and awareness programmes that will re-awaken memories and connect generations. 

We are interested in hearing from any organisations who wish to take part in our project. If you would like more information, please contact


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