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Col, you got a memory problem - the system was
12 pence to a shilling, 20 shillings to the pound, which is why a half pound note was a tenner or ten shillings and that became a dollar with 100 cents in instead of 120 pence. I know as I was doing bookkeeping at school during the mid 1960s and for a few years I was doing all the accounts work in pounds, shillings, and pence. A crown was 5 shillings and a half crown was 2 shillings and six pence. a florin was 2 shillings or 2 bob.