How much is an old shilling worth today?
In today’s money, a shilling would be worth 5 pence.
How much is my shilling worth?
The shilling (1/-) was a coin worth one twentieth of a pound sterling, or twelve pence. It was first minted in the reign of Henry VII as the testoon, and became known as the shilling from the Old English scilling, sometime in the mid-16th century, circulating until 1990.
Was a shilling a lot of money?
The pound was the same pound we use today. We still have a penny, but the old one was larger and worth a lot less. The shilling is no longer UK currency.
Old money v new money coins.
|Coin||Value||Closest decimal coin|
|Shilling||5p||Five new pence|
|Two shillings||10p||Ten new pence|
|Half crown||12.5p||Ten new pence|
Is 1947 Shilling made of silver?
The composition was 50% (0.0903 oz ASW) until 1946, after which time it was debased to copper-nickel together with the rest of the silver coinage.
Shilling 1947 Scottish, Coin from United Kingdom – detailed information.
|Effigy||King George VI – Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget|