Foreign News: New Coins

By order of His Majesty, the Royal Mint will, on Dec. 1, issue a new series of silver coins, the first general restriking of silver coins since 1816. A feature of the order is the re-introduction of the crown (about the size of a silver dollar, worth about $1.20), or five-shilling piece, which has not been minted since King Edward VII's coronation. Beside the crown (cartwheel), there will be three-penny pieces (thripney bits), sixpenny pieces (tanners), shillings (bobs), two-shilling pieces (florins) and half-crowns (two shillings and sixpence, also known as half a dollar)—all these,...

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