Inktober – Day 22 – Little

Posted: October 22, 2016 in #inktober, Uncategorized
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Day 22 – Little: Very little! Today I’ve gone with the English 5p coin. Not only is it physically little, it is worth very little.

The five pence coin is only 18mm in diameter and 1.7mm thick. Like many British coins, a portrait of HM The Queen is on the obverse. On the reverse side the design is taken from the centre of theShield of the Royal Arms representing the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as seen on the reverse of the 2008 – 2014 one pound coin.

Since 15 February 1971, our currency has been ‘decimalised’ – a pound (£) divided in to 100 pence. Before that it was pounds, shillings, and pence. Five pence is equivalent to a shilling (1/-), but its current size is that of the old sixpenny piece (6d – a ‘tanner’), having been reduced in size in 1990.

Anyway, here’s my five penn’orth* …


* short for ‘penny worth’


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