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I'm not keen on change.

I still miss half-pences and the days when five old pennies in a row measured just over six inches. We used to save shillings for the meter.

I got used to new money though.
Until it started shrinking.
Now I keep fiddly five-pences in the jar in the hall.

The latest note is made out of old shower curtains I think, for the sake of the environment. I hate to imagine what'll happen in the tumble dryer if our Bert leaves one in his back pocket.

Maybe that's what's happening to our coins.

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    Jeff Taylor over 2 years ago

    Not too sure about the new pound coin either. ;)

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    Lisa Williams over 2 years ago

    Why does it even need to be a coin? There was nothing wrong with the pound note X
    (PS You were looking a bit peaky in your last avi)

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    Jeff Taylor over 2 years ago


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    Neville Hunt over 2 years ago

    I'm still mourning the threepenny bit. You needed a spanner to get it out of my hand. You could find it easily in your pocket. And you could buy loadsa sweets with it. And what a lovely colour.

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    Christopher over 2 years ago

    You should be like the brain boxes in the Treasury here in the States, where it costs 1.7 cents to make a one-cent coin and 8 cents to make a five-cent coin. No wonder we're borrowing money like a gambling addict with holes in both trouser pockets

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