General (General discussion, talk about anything.)
Can't believe that today is the 50th Anniversary of the 50 Pence Piece , which entered our circulation on October 14th 1969 , replacing the ten shilling note . Back then of course , the seven sided coin bought a lot more than it does today , with analysts stating that it would have bought you five pints of beer fifty years ago . In 1969 , 50 pence had the same buying power as 8.29p today , with subsequent inflation rubbing off much of its early shine .
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