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Source: Liam Quin: “Miscellaneous Pictures and Humour”
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I tipped out a jar of loose change from various travels onto a scanner. Lots of foreign coins.

row 1: UK 1963 sixpence; UK pound coin; UK £2 coin; German pfennig; another, showing the Eagle of the German Empire on the back, just like the Roman and the American Eagle; Boston subway token; Italian 50 Lira coin (£50) from 1976, with a naked man on the back; Italian gettone used for the telephone, and, in the UK, for car parks.

row 2: UK 1838 penny (or 1938 possibly), 1d in old money; UK half-penny from 1933; UK 2 new pence; Germany 1 Deutschemark from 1972; the reverse of another German coin with the eagle; Germany again, 2 pfennig; Italian 100 Lira coins, one from 1958.

row 3: UK: an old and very worn half penny or ha’penny (pronounced haypenny); UK: the reverse of one new penny from 1993; UK: a 1967 twelve-sided threepenny piece; Germany: three coins, one unidentified and two from 1950, and then a more recent 1 pfennig coin; a Belgian 20€ (20 Euro) coin; Italy: a 200 lire coin from 1982, and another showing the reverse.

row 4:UK: a 1d (one penny) coin from 1947 and another from 1912, next to a “Bell Fruit Token” for 6d (half a shilling, two and a half new pence) that I think was issued to me by a slot machine in New Brighton; another old penny that is warn almost completely smooth; UK: a gold-coloured £1 coin; a German coin with the eagle; a 5 something coin (pfennig probably); a copper 2 pfennig coin; a Deutschland 10 pfennig coin, I think aluminium; two Denmark 5 Kroner coins each with a circular hole in the middle; Germainy: 5 pfennig; a 1949 German coin; a 1936 coin; another German coin, 5 pfennig, from I think 1918; a US five cent coin (commonly called a nickel although it does not say that on it anywhere); a UK one cent copper coin; another UK penny, this time from 1920.

row 5: UK: a half penny from 1959; a penny from 1963; UK: ten new pence, half penny (1965), one new penny, the seven-sided twenty [new] pence; a Danish 2 kroner coin with its hole; a Canadian two dollar coin, known as a toonie or twoney by analogy with the one-dollar looney, so called because of the Lune Duck depicted there; a US one cent from 1989; a South Carolina US quarter (25 cents) from 2000; an unidentified brownish coin from Yugoslavia (as was), probably from when one of my sisters went there on holiday some 30 years ago, bearing the legend Federativna Narodna Republika Jugoslavija;

row 6: UK: the back of an old penny; UK: two shillings (each shilling was 12d and there were twenty shillings to the pound, hence 240d. This was therefore one tenth of a pound sterling, and after decimalisation these coins were still in circulation at the value of one tenth of a pound, i.e. ten new pence, much to the bewilderment of visitors. The ten new pence coin was made exactly the same size and weight, but both coins were used for some thirty years or so. UK: fice new pence, with the Scottish thistle, a 1982 UK twenty pence pice; a newer, smaller five new pence coin; another UK brass twelve-sided three pence (pronounced thrupenny with u as in sugar), a half new pence coin, withdrawn in the early 1970s, a one new pence showing the portcullis design, a two [new] pence coin with the fleur de lys; two more coins from Yugoslavia I think; France: various aluminium (?) 1 and 10 franc coins from the 1940s, 50 centimes (front and back), a couple more I can’t identify, UK: one pond; a Finnish coin that says on it, Suomi and Finland; a Canadian one cent with the maple leaf.

row 7: UK: a one new penny showing the Queen’s head, a 1948 Two Shilling coin, and a half pence already mentioned; Greece: a 1966 coin with a hole in it; next to it, 10 Drachma also from Greece. France: a 1/2 Franc, 10 centimes, 50 centimes, 20 centimes; Canada: 10 cents.

row 8: UK: the reverse of a two shilling (two bob) coin showing King George VI, and another the same; Netherlands: a 1962 25 cent coin; UK: another £1 coin; I think maybe a Swiss 50 something coin; a Dutch (Netherlands, Nederlanden) coin; Germany/Austria: 10 pfennigs from the Republic Osterreich with the Eagle, universal symbol of governments that want to rule others for their own profit; a Republic Française coin; an unidentified gold coin; Netherlands: 10 cents, with the crown, front and reverse; France: 1 franc from 1937; another with a double-edged axe; 50 centimes from France front and back; Canada 5 cents, US one cent; I think the reddish copper coin beneath is a one Euro.

row 9: UK: another twelve-sided three pence piece, one new penny, a half penny (old money); a coin marked CCCP and bearing the hammer and sickle of Soviet Russia; another UK one pound coin from after decimalisation; Spain: 25 PTAS; Netherlands 10 cents (reverse); Spain: Una Peseta; netherlands 25 cents from 1950; a tiny Netherlands coin; a South African coin (I have never been there!); a coin with arabic writing, possibly from Saudi Arabia but I haven’t been there either; a Spanish coin, probably Euros; finally, in the bottom right corner, an old German coin.

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