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The introduction of decimal currency in the UK in 1971. Comparisons with the introduction of a single European currency. Economic Papers No. 111, June 1995

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS *** * * * * * * *•* collsvs Text Box User Text Box Number 111 June 1995nullThe Introduction of Decimal Currencynullin the UK in 1971. Comparisons with thenullIntroduction of a Single European CurrencynullN.E.A. Moore User Sticky Note Completed set by User ----· "Economic Papers" are written by the Staff of the Directorate- General for Economic and Financial Affairs, or by experts working in association with them. The "Papers" are intended to increase awareness of the technical work being done by the staff and to seek comments and suggestions for further analyses. Views expressed represent exclusively the positions of the author and do not necessarily correspond to those of the European Commission. Comments and enquiries should be addressed to the: European Commission Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs 200, rue de Ia Loi 1049 Brussels, Belgium ll/297/95-EN ECONOMIC PAPERS Number 111 June 1995 The Introduction of Decimal Currency in the UK in 1971. Comparisons with the Introduction of a Single European Currency N.E.A. Moore This paper exists in English only. ©CECA- CEE- CEEA, Bruxelles- Luxembourg, 1995. N EAMoore The Introduction of Decimal Currency in the UK in 1971. Comparisons with the Introduction of a Single European Currency Summary Chapter and Main Conclusions Chapter 1. The Scope for National Variations in the Design and Introduction of the European Currency Chapter 2. The Changeover to the European Currency Unit: the Significance of the .. Associ ability Problem" Chapter 3. Some Legal and Related Problems of the Introduction of the UK Decimal Currency in 1971 Table 1: Coins in use in Britain before and after D Day Table 2: The Functions of the Decimal Currency Board Annex: Conversion Tables 3 MR. NOEL E A MOORE - A BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE Mr. Moore was a career UK civil servant from 1952

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