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This ultimate insider’s account of the first decimal coins is simply fabulous

Today is 50 years since the UK’s currency went decimal. Out went 12 pence in a shilling and 240 pence in a pound and all that, in came the decimal system we know today.

We mention this because journalism lecturer and former political journalist Kate Ironside – @IronsideKate on Twitter – shared what must be the ultimate insider’s account of the design of the first decimal coins.

Ultimate insider because her dad was responsible for a great deal of their design. And this thread explaining how he did it went viral because it’s a fabulous and fascinating read.

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Wonderful. And here are just a few of the things people were saying about it.

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Source Twitter @IronsideKate

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