Thursday 13 September 2012

Quick Depth test on Etrac in alocal overhunted Park

Hi team,
I really want to share with you info on what it actually was worth for a person back in ages to loose a coin, that I now find while metal detecting,
For example the below UK  3pence I found last night (was over 25 centimeters down) : 

Here is official Australian tables of wage comparison over the years :

So, for reference : the pound was divided into twenty shillings or 240 pennies.

Now, a factory worker was getting  204 pounds a year in 1920 ,

2 farthings = 1 halfpenny
2 halfpence = 1 penny (1d)
3 pence = 1 threepence (3d)
6 pence = 1 sixpence (a 'tanner') (6d)
12 pence = 1 shilling (a bob) (1s)
2 shillings = 1 florin ( a 'two bob bit') (2s)
2 shillings and 6 pence = 1 half crown (2s 6d)
5 shillings = 1 Crown (5s)

So what would he was able to buy with the coin above ?
The items person was able to buy for the above coin back then :

Bread (4lb loaf)
Milk (quart) =1.13652 liter
Tea 90 grams - so about average pack you buy in supermarket now
He could send about 2 parcels within Australia (stamp/postage)

I hope you found the above info interesting :0)

1 comment:

  1. When I was a kid in the 1950's you could get quite a few lollies for 3p. :-)