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A Penny Through Time! 8thC to 20thC

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Contact Name:
Karen Hamilton-Viall





A Penny Through Time!

This display looks at the English penny from its first appearance in the 8th century up to the present day. Your visitors can find out what pennies looked like, work out how much their pennies would buy them in the time travel shop, operate the penny money banks or mint a hammered coin (for a small fee to cover cost). We were constantly asked by visitors - whilst running other displays - about money in the past and how much money people earnt, so this display was created!

The display includes examples of pennies with other associated coinage from the 8th century up to the 20th C with the first decimalised coins (and also shows some notes). Great for multi period events but suitable for any event within that time frame. Also very suitable for corporate events.