# Dozenal Money

## a personal view by James Morcom

I have a few ideas on the possibility of a dozenal money system. I believe this to be a good idea:

 *10 dozenals in a Penny *10 pence in a Shilling *10 shillings in a Pound

This means we can bring about the return of oddities like:

 Farthing = 3 dozenals Groat = 4 pence New Half Crown = 1s6d (or 1/6, or in dozenal *1·6 shillings) Florin = 2 shillings New Crown = 3 Shillings

The Victorians used to have a great deal of coins.
I believe it is a good idea to have a lot of coins even if they are rarely used!
These are the coins that could be used:

 1 dozenal (Value of 1p) 2 dozenals (value of 2p) 1 farthing (value of 3p) 4 dozenals (value of 4p) 1 Half penny (value of 6p) 8 dozenals (value of 8p) 1 penny (value of 12p) 2 pence (value of 24p) 3 pence (value of 36p) 1 groat (value of 48p) 6 pence (value of 72p) 8 pence (value of 96p) 9 pence (value of £1·08) 1 shilling (value of £1·44) 1 New Half Crown (value of £2·16) 1 florin (value of £2·88) 1 New Crown (value of £4·32) 4 Shillings (Value of £5·76) 1 half sovereign (value of £8·64) 1 sovereign (value of £17·28) 2 sovereign (value of £34·56) 3 Sovereign (value of £51·84) 6 Sovereign (value of £103·68)

As for the notes we could have:

 3 Shillings (value of £4·32) 4 Shillings (value of £5·76) 6 Shillings (value of £8·64) £1 (value of £17·28) £2 (value of £34·56) £3 (value of £51·84) £6 (value of £103·68) £*10 (value of £207·36)

I have chosen 1 dozenal = 1p as a conversion because it is simple.

I will now show you the process of a dozenal currency change over. We would have at the beginning these decimal coins and notes:

 1p 1 dozenal 2p 2 dozenals 5p 5 dozenals 10p T dozenals 20p *1·8d 50p *4·2d £1.00 *8·4d £2.00 *14·8d (1s 4·8d) £5.00 *35·8d (3s 5·8d) £10.00 *6E·4d (6s E·4d) £20.00 *11T·8d (£1 1s T·8d) £50.00 *2T8·8d (£2 Ts 8·8d)

This will be the values of the decimal money at the beginning of the change over.
At the end of the 6 month change over the coins will get more expensive. The decimal £1 coin will become worth 8d (this is why I have suggested an 8 pence coin), from its former value of *8·4d. The 2p coin will go out of circulation at the end. Its size will be roughly the basis for the 1/2d. The 1p will also go out of circulation. The size of the 1p coin will be roughly the basis for the farthing.
The 1 dozenal coin will be a little smaller than the 1/2p. The 2 dozenal coin will much the same size as the 1/2p but will have the value of 2p. The 5p coin will become worth 4 dozenals (which is why I suggested a 4 dozenals coin), from its former price of 5 dozenals. The 10p coin will become worth 8 dozenals (which is why I suggested an 8 dozenals coin), from its former value of T dozenals. The 20p coin will go out of circulation.
The 50p coin will become worth 4d and will be renamed a groat, from a former value of *4·3d. The £2 coin will go out of circulation. The £5 note will become worth three shillings, from a former value of *35·8d. The £10 note will become worth 6 shillings, from a former value of *6E.4d. The £20 note will become worth £1, from a former value of £1 1s T·8d. The £50 note will go out of circulation.
The decimal coins that stay in will be given the names of their worth at the end of the change over, i.e. the £20 note will be worth £1 and will be known as £1! The decimal coins that have stayed will have their coin specifications changed within twelve years. The decimal notes that are in will have their specifications changed in 3 years time.

When I was mentioning the coins at the beginning I was talking about their value at the beginning of the change over. Any coins that I have not mentioned will either be made from past specifications or made anew.