50 years today

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As I remember it its wasn't quite like that, the changeover period was already running so operators were getting rid of machines, buying new ones, and converting others in readiness. putting in the same number of coins as the old machines was not an issue because everyone thought of the new money as just that "new money" 1 np had nothing to do with 1d in everyone's mind other than being twice the value, plus 1d games became 1np games,6d games were still using 6d coins as were 1/- games. there was confusion of course but much less than expected.

I remember buying my wife a hand made handbag in Venice shortly after they went to the euro, the little old lady (wife of the bagmaker) who worked at the counter could not get her head around the fact that her husband's bags, which she had been selling for several million lire were now only a couple of hundred euro, she was all but in tears over it! !PUZZLED!
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arrgee wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:13 pm I do love this jingoism
Overly polite, tea drinking, ironic, self-deprecating and dentally challenged, I'm happy with, but can we skip the God complex?
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It effectively devalued the pound by almost two-thirds.
no, it did not! it might have devalued the number of games you got for £1 but thats all because the payouts were also in np, when you gave the "Lenny" (the man with the chain of keys around his neck) £1 he gave 100 coins instead of 240 (if you were lucky enough to have a £). As far as an amusement arcade went it would only devalue the £ if the payouts had been in 1d coins ,now that would have been a nice operator trick, put in 1np get a one cherry win and get paid 2d a net loss of half a old penny :lol:
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skip the God complex?
ok,but she wont like it :cool:
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