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How many pennies does it take to make one UK pound?

Question #6512. Asked by Paula.
Last updated May 16 2021.

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1968 was the year of decimalization of the British currency when a pound became 100 new pennies. Prior to that a pound was 20 shillings, a shilling twelve pence (pennies) and the smallest division of a penny was a farthing. Four farthings would make a penny.

Sep 30 2000, 8:15 AM
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Response last updated by gtho4 on May 16 2021.
Jun 20 2008, 12:15 PM
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