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The decimal system - coinage

The decimal system - coinage

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Key Info
  • The decimal system - coinage
  • Duration: 02:11
  • An introduction to the historical use of shells and beans for buying and selling. Roman and Tudor coins are then introduced before moving on to our present day decimal coinage. The presenter shows each coin and note, and explains how many pennies they are equivalent to and how inconvenient it would be to carry around large numbers of pennies. He finishes by showing a ¬£50 note next to its equivalent of 5,000 pennies.
  • Subject:



    Money: Coins

  • Keywords: money, coin, note, buying, selling, pennies, pounds, decimal
Ideas for use in class
  • A good visual reference for equivalent amounts of money in pennies and the range of coins and notes. Could also be used for learning about money in the past.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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