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Thruppeny bits

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:39 pm
by badpenny
I often give a thruppeny bit bearing the year they were born to new friends as a gift.
For the first time ever one has contacted me embarrassed to admit they seem to have spent it.

Now I wonder ........

Re: Thruppeny bits

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:27 pm
by youngerap
No! It could not be that simple, but I will laugh my 'thruppenny bits' off if this turns out to be the case.

Re: Thruppeny bits

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:50 pm
by treefrog
I may be being a bit Tom Thumb, but assume you refer to the resemblance to the pound coin... !PUZZLED!

Re: Thruppeny bits

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:26 pm
by badpenny
Strewth! ...... and no mistake ...... well there's a thought. :o

Re: Thruppeny bits

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:15 pm
by john t peterson
BP,

Ahem…………………….My birth year is 1947, just in case you were wondering but too embarrassed to inquire. :woops:

J Peterson
Penniless in the USofA

Re: Thruppeny bits

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:01 pm
by badpenny
PS ..... In cockney rhyming slang thruppenies equals breasts. As in Thruppenny Bits .... Tits.
As hinted at by Youngerap earlier.

Re: Thruppeny bits

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:15 am
by coppinpr
Happy to send you a 1947 3d, 6d, shilling, florin and (I think 1d) if you want one, my pleasure (can't be sure about the 1d and the florin as I'm sitting in the Korean air lounge at JFK at the moment and can't check if they are available :lol: ).

Re: Thruppeny bits

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:35 pm
by coppinpr
This week's coin quiz:

Which British Coin is known as a "Beer Token"? A shiny sixpence from the year of your birth (provided you were born in 1963) to the first correct answer.

Re: Thruppeny bits

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:03 pm
by youngerap
£2 coin.

Did you know the Royal Mint still makes a small number of thruppences? Something to do with them being needed as part of Maundy Money sets. Once we get through this Brexit business, maybe we can have a referendum on returning to a currency based on £-s-d? That will challenge the digital generation: how many Groats to the Pound? !!CHEERS!!

Re: Thruppeny bits

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:11 pm
by JC
how many Groats to the Pound?
I know that one (a useless bit of knowledge I've retained for no useful reason).
A groat was 4 pennies, so 240/4 = 60 to the £ :cool: