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Why do I have a double crown?
« on: 26/02/2009 17:27:12 »
Both my sons have single crowns, and so does my wife. My sister and both my parents have or had single crowns (although you couldn't see my dad's after he was about 24  :D.

So why am I graced with twice the usual regal-rings? Can you have a triple crown (not of you're an English rugby player, at any rate  [V]) or more? Has a double crown twice the fat content of a single?  ??? ???

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« Reply #1 on: 27/02/2009 00:52:05 »
Maybe you're the King of Queens!  :D
 

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Why do I have a double crown?
« Reply #2 on: 27/02/2009 10:18:00 »
You have a double crown?

Gosh! I wish I had 10/-
 

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« Reply #3 on: 27/02/2009 10:26:21 »
Maybe you're the King of Queens!  :D

Nah, Freddie died years ago.
 

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Why do I have a double crown?
« Reply #4 on: 27/02/2009 10:27:52 »
You have a double crown?

Gosh! I wish I had 10/-

Well, I was born pre-decimalisation, so that's what, three groats and a dead duck.
 

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Why do I have a double crown?
« Reply #5 on: 27/02/2009 10:44:55 »
Gosh! I wish I had 10/-
What is that? ???
 

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Why do I have a double crown?
« Reply #6 on: 27/02/2009 10:57:12 »
10/- or 10 shillings (UK pre-decimalisation). A crown was 5/-, half crown 2/6d (2 shillings and 6 pence, also known as 'two and a kick')
 

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« Reply #7 on: 27/02/2009 10:58:20 »
DOH! Oh of course! I should have realised earlier [:I]
Thanks Don_1.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 27/02/2009 11:14:43 »
and there were 240 pence (d) in a pound. Here is a good site http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/units/money.htm.

It's a wonder that it ever worked!
 

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« Reply #9 on: 27/02/2009 11:16:47 »
Jeez, just looking at that page makes my dizzy! I'll have a look at it later (hopefully) :)
 

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« Reply #10 on: 27/02/2009 12:10:07 »
Ah! Threpenny bits, Tanners, Ha'pennies, Half Crowns, Florins, REAL Pennies and the tiny Farthing...

But wait! Whats missing? The Groat!!!
 

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« Reply #11 on: 27/02/2009 23:29:39 »
I had not realised that there were so many coinage!
 

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