Pocket change

Hoopdriver
Hoopdriver Posts: 2,023
edited May 2013 in Commuting chat
The other day my 12year-old daughter went to town with her friends, bought a few things at the shops and when she came home she found she had been given an old farthing, dated 1860, in change (instead of a penny). This got me to thinking: has anyone ever fond an older coin than that in pocket change?

This one had obviously been in circulation - it wasn't just out of a collection or anything.

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  • Cleat Eastwood
    Cleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
    Wow are you going to keep it?

    I've had a sixpence from 1915 pretending to be a 5p

    Are you sure she didnt go through a timewarp :lol:
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  • Hoopdriver
    Hoopdriver Posts: 2,023
    Oh yes, we're keeping it. It's not valuable but quite a fun thing to have found still circulating. My daughter has it in a special tin, feeling quite chuffed. When she told me the date on it I thought she must have mis-read, but no, there is was 1860, and with Queen Victoria on it
  • supersonic
    supersonic Posts: 82,708
    Had a few sixpences as 5ps, and used to love getting the old silver florins when they were ten pence coins, but nowt that old.
  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    got a 3p from 67 here.
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  • redvee
    redvee Posts: 11,922
    Because of this I just had a look through my old coins and have:
    Two Shillings 1947 - 1964
    Half Penny 1942
    Three Pence 1944 + 1953
    One Penny 1896 to a more modern 1964
    50p from 60's & 90's
    10p from 60's & 70's
    5p from 68 - 88
    and a brown £10 note.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • Wheelspinner
    Wheelspinner Posts: 6,610
    supersonic wrote:
    Had a few sixpences as 5ps, and used to love getting the old silver florins when they were ten pence coins, but nowt that old.
    nicklouse wrote:
    got a 3p from 67 here.

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  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    Gee, those BikeRadar Site Admin jobs sure pay well, don't they? :mrgreen:
    I wish.
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