Half crown (Royal Mint)

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First issued during the reign of Edward VI, Brits waved a sad goodbye to the half-crown a year before full decimalisation.

Dr Kevin Clancy, head of Historical Services at the Royal Mint Museum, said: "By the time of decimalisation, the mighty half-crown - weighing 14.14g and with a diameter of 32.3mm - was the largest coin of its type in circulation in Europe".

Worth two shillings and sixpence in the years before 'D-Day', the half-crown would now be roughly equal to £1.44, according to the museum's calculations.

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