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  • #31
    I believe that Britain was even thinking about decimalisation in the 19th century as well, as early as Gladstone's time.
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    There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
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    • #32
      Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
      I believe that Britain was even thinking about decimalisation in the 19th century as well, as early as Gladstone's time.
      A Royal Commission was set up in 1838 by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Thomas Spring Rice, leading to the creation of The Decimal Association in 1841.

      During the 1840s and 50s a decimal currency was opposed by the banker Lord Overstone and the Governor of the Bank of England John Hubbard.

      When William Gladstone became Chancellor, he opposed a decimal currency because he thought that it would be nearly impossible to educate the public about it.

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