British Guiana 1923 Half Crown – by Dmitri Allicock

British Guiana 1923 Half Crown

By Dmitri Allicock

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1923 British Guiana Half Crown which belonged to my Grandfather James Allicock   {1884-1966}

The history of coins extends from ancient times to the present, and is related to economic history, the history of minting technologies, the history shown by the images on coins, and the history of coin collecting. Coins are still widely used for monetary and other purposes.

The half crown was a denomination of British money worth half of a crown, equivalent to two and a half shillings (30 pennies), or one-eighth of a pound. The half crown was first issued in 1549, in the reign of Edward VI. No half crowns were issued in the reign of Mary, but from the reign of Elizabeth I half crowns were issued in every reign except Edward VIII, until the coins were discontinued in 1967. The half crown was demonetised (ahead of other pre-decimal coins) on 1 January 1970, the year before the United Kingdom adopted decimal currency on Decimal Day.

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Comments

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On May 27, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Brought back memories of my father’s coin collection.

  • C. Ian C. Wishart  On May 30, 2013 at 9:33 am

    There was no such thing as a British Guiana half crown. In those days we used the same coins as the UK. The half crown is a UK coin (30 old pence = 60 cents)

    • Y Abdool  On June 1, 2013 at 11:42 am

      I am aware that we were all under British rule at the time these coins were minted.

  • Y Abdool  On May 30, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    I also have a collection of old coins (a half crown minted in 1817). Lovely memories.

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