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1. Which Roman Goddess is thought to have been the first face depicted on a coin in Europe?
2. The earliest Greek coin bore the impress of an ox. Subsequently each city or region adopted its own distinctive impress. Of the following which Ancient Greek City or State had its coins minted bearing the impress of an owl?
3. Which European country had a coin nicknamed a "bawbee" worth a halfpence?
4. In England in 1836 a small silver coin worth 4 pence was issued at the behest of an MP of the day (Joseph Hume) who thought it would be an ideal size for a gentleman to keep in his pocket in readiness to pay for a Cab. It had a distinctive nickname. What?
5. Society in England seemed to have nicknames for all coins. Do you know what a copper was worth in pre decimal money terms?
6. If you went into a shop in 19th Century London and wanted to "flash a tizzy". How much would you be wanting to spend?
7. "Two and a kick" was Cockney rhyming slang for which coin until the 1970s?
8. Another Cockney slang means that you have a "Jimmy o'Goblin" in your purse (look out for pickpockets and cutpurses!) but how much have you to spend or invest in Regency London Town?
9. So if you had a copper, a joey, a tizzy and a two and a kick how much would you have in your pocket? You should bear in mind that twelve pennies equals one shilling in your answer.
10. I'll just leave you with a quid. How generous am I?
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