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Travel Bug Dog Tag 1962 Penny

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Friday, 17 January 2014
South West England, United Kingdom
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In the hands of Themonarchmoth.

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Current Goal



To get to Adelaide, South Australia by Easter 2016 but keep moving visiting as many caches aND countries as possible.


It had got back from Australia so first mission was completed


To move from cache to cache round the world heading back to GC2FT09  #06- Devizes Canal in the UK.

About This Item

Penny 1962

I found some old pre-decimal currency coins ............ decided to send them travelling. This is one of 9 coin TBs set going on our trip to Australia in 2014.

Some explanation of old English currency just before Decimalisation Day on 15 February 1971.

Pre-decimal                              Decimal

Common name       Amount

Farthing                  ¼d                 548p ≈ 0.104p       ceased legal tender in December 1960

Halfpenny               ½d                 524p ≈ 0.208p        'appence    New 1/2 pence phased out in December 1981.

                                                                                3 half pennies also called threeappence [a foot …....’  (qv)]

Penny                     1d              512p ≈ 0.417p        also referred to as ‘coppers or copper’

                                                                                2d known as a Tuppence

Threepence            3d              1¼p                       Thruppence

Sixpence                 6d              2½p                       Tanner

Shilling                    1/-              5p                           Bob

Florin/Two shillings  2/-              10p                        Two bob

Half crown                2/6             12½p                      price of a pint of 'best' bitter in 1966

Crown                      5/-              25p

Pound                      20/-            100p                       In old currency this was a note - not a coin

                                                                                  Also there was a smaller 10 shilling 10/- note

Guinea                     21/-           105p                         Still used 'virtually' by auctioneers up until quite recently -

                                                                                   perhaps in thoroughbred horse sales it still is !!!

Therefore £1 pound was made up of 240 pennies, 80 thruppences, 40 sixpences(tanners), 20 shillings (bobs), 10 florins, 8 half crowns, 4 crowns or two ten shilling notes.

Can you imagine 8 pints of best bitter beer for £1 in 1966!

Farthings worth 1/4 penny had been withdrawn from circulation on 31st December 1960.

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Tracking History (62241.5mi) View Map

Retrieve It from a Cache 10/31/2020 Themonarchmoth retrieved it from Eastwood County Road #4 [Marsfield] New South Wales, Australia   Visit Log

The penny has started to rust or leak, the chain has broken but I have collected all the parts, will put it back together and send him back out

Discovered It 10/31/2020 FelicityID discovered it New South Wales, Australia   Visit Log

He's a bit wet and broken but the monarch moth is going to take care of him!

Dropped Off 06/04/2020 Bulldog Trev placed it in Eastwood County Road #4 [Marsfield] New South Wales, Australia - 4,814.65 miles  Visit Log

Dropped off to continue journey finally.

Discovered It 10/30/2019 Taucher07 discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered. Thank you.

Feel free to discover: ACBCHP

Visited 10/11/2019 Bulldog Trev took it to Hanoi Letterbox Vietnam - 4,815.75 miles  Visit Log

Took TBs on a journey to Vietnam and found this with the help of the doorman who knew exactly why we were there. Thanks

Retrieve It from a Cache 08/27/2019 Bulldog Trev retrieved it from Landmarks New South Wales, Australia   Visit Log

Picked up and will move on.

Dropped Off 08/25/2019 The Bebes placed it in Landmarks New South Wales, Australia - 7.56 miles  Visit Log


Discovered It 08/20/2019 Rev600 discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered, thank you for sharing.

Retrieve It from a Cache 08/18/2019 The Bebes retrieved it from Geocaching NSW 2019 AGM New South Wales, Australia   Visit Log

Picked up

Discovered It 08/18/2019 bella at waggy discovered it New South Wales, Australia   Visit Log

Thanks for sharing
As spotted at the Geo NSW AGM event

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