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Money Matters: Money and Trade Over Time

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Money Matters: Money and Trade Over Time

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Mon, 20 February 2017

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From 10:00am to 14:00pm

From: Sunday 3rd Sep 2017 After Sep 3, 2017 Until: Saturday 11th Nov 2017
Frome Museum
  • From 10:00am to 14:00pm
  • 1 North Parade, Frome, BA11 1AT
  • 01373 454611
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A history of the use of coins, tokens etc in the Frome area together with a review of how businesses operated in the period before World War II.

This exhibition will also look at the question of how the economy operated in the era before currency was available to the major part of the population. It will feature displays that deal with such matters as:

Why there were 240 pennies in the pound until `1971.
Why the 10p (2 shilling) coin was introduced over 100 years before other “decimal” coinage.
Why there are so many illegal coins in circulation in the UK.
Coining and weighing coins.
The use of tokens locally during the 19th and 20th centuries
Inflation then and now.
Commemorative editions of coins.
Maundy money.

The exhibition will be open to the public from 10am to 2pm Tuesdays to Saturdays. We are also open on Independent Market Sundays (3rd September, 8th October, 5th November and 3rd December 2017).

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