Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

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It reflects the value of today's pound.
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brigham wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:21 pm It's looking good.
...but why would anyone keep old pennies in stacks of TEN?
From a commercial perspective I need to charge £1 for 10 coins. This way in the event that people walk off with them instead of play them in the machines I am not out of pocket. They are in effect playing with 10 pence per coin.
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Sorry about the misunderstanding.
The comment was intended to reflect my concern for preserving our national heritage, rather than a criticism of your business plan.
People need to become familiar with the handling and working of our heritage currency, otherwise, like the Welsh language, it will die out.
I feel that we in the slot machine fraternity are the custodians of more than just machinery.
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So the latest is that the shutters and wooden pillars to cover the metal uprights are all completed.

Rounding boards next and then the painting starts. Then the lights............
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It certainly can't be called 'flimsy'.
Good idea to add the second axle.
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Today has been first fit on the rounding boards........paintwork starts next week.
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brigham wrote:People need to become familiar with the handling and working of our heritage currency, like the Welsh language, it will die out. I feel that we in the slot machine fraternity are the custodians of more than just machinery
Interesting comments Brigham and I quite agree, however, it is probably not widely known, but as a decimalisation experiment, the first attempt at English decimal currency was 171 years ago in 1849 when the government introduced the florin ( 2/-) which as most of us know was one tenth of a £, it only took 122 years to fully implement the system, but I guess that's par for the course when talking politics. Interestingly it was the last coin of the 'old coinage' to be withdrawn back in 1993.
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I can't see decimalisation catching on when all is said and done.
It'll just scare the horses and stop them laying eggs.

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Inflation would have eliminated it in any case; although it isn't clear whether the 'great inflation' of the early 'seventies was CAUSED by decimalisation, or whether decimalisation was a device to conceal the magnitude of it.
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badpenny wrote: Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:17 pm I can't see decimalisation catching on when all is said and done.
It'll just scare the horses and stop them laying eggs.

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Love it 😂
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