I wrote this at the start of the topic but didnât send it because I thought that all the points were slowly being covered, however hereâ s a little bit more. Brit money was generally referred to as âLSDâ, an expression which quickly dropped out of fashion thanks to Timothy Leary. 1 guinea (one single coin) = Â£1 1/- = 21 shillings The pound was either 240 pence or multiples of the following - 1 pound (bank note) = Â£1 = a quid = a oncer (pronounced wunser) = a knicker ( Â£5 = 5 knicker) = 20 shillings 10 shillings (bank note) = 10/- = 10 bob = half a knicker 5 shillings (5 single coins) = 5/- = 5 bob. Also is the value of a crown (very old, used to be a single coin) 2 shillings and six pence (one single coin) = half-a-crown (term used up to decimalisation) = 2/6d = two and six = half a dollar (expression
often used up to the1960s, based on a very old exchange rate when a Crown was worth roughly a Dollar) 2 shillings (one single coin) = a florin = 2/- = 2 bob 1 shilling (one single coin) = 1/- = a bob 6 pence (one single coin) = 6d = a tanner 3 pence (one single coin) = 3d 1 penny = 1d = a copper Halfpenny = 1/2d = what it says Farthing â quarter of a penny = 1/4d
Answers often heard in answer to questions like âHow much?â or âWhatâs it worth?â - E2A couple of quidâ âA couple of knickerâ âH alf a knickerâ â5 bobâ, âHalf a dollarâ, âa tannerâ, âa few coppersâ.
Just to finish off boring you to death â a bit of cockney rhyming sl ang that crossed over the pond. Bread = Bread and honey = money
If you ride an old Brit bike you just have to use terms like these. Just donât expect to be understood ;-)