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How many of you remember these ?

Postby shmuel16 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:48 am

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Re: How many of you remember these ?

Postby miltiades » Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:02 am

I most certainly remember the Piastra !!! 9 to the shilling !! 18 shillings to the pound !!
Only the Brits could have divised such system !! A bit like ...cricket really !!! :lol:

Why 9 to the shilling, why 18 to the pound, why not 12 to the shilling same as the old British currency and 20 shillings to the pound !!!

I recall Piastras or mbakkires as they were commonly refered to back then.
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Re: How many of you remember these ?

Postby CBBB » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:07 am

miltiades wrote:I most certainly remember the Piastra !!! 9 to the shilling !! 18 shillings to the pound !!
Only the Brits could have divised such system !! A bit like ...cricket really !!! :lol:

Why 9 to the shilling, why 18 to the pound, why not 12 to the shilling same as the old British currency and 20 shillings to the pound !!!

I recall Piastras or mbakkires as they were commonly refered to back then.


Don't remember the piastra's, but remember the mils and referring to 50 mils as a shilling!
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Re: How many of you remember these ?

Postby kurupetos » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:39 am

Half bakkira is the cost of Lordo.
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Re: How many of you remember these ?

Postby miltiades » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:34 am

kurupetos wrote:Half bakkira is the cost of Lordo.

As much as that :lol:
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Re: How many of you remember these ?

Postby Get Real! » Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:33 am

I only recall the Cyprus "mils" pre-74...

http://en.ucoin.net/coin/cyprus-1-mil-1 ... ?tid=27899
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Re: How many of you remember these ?

Postby CBBB » Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:55 am

A 10 shilling note!

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Re: How many of you remember these ?

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:58 pm

I could never get my tongue round saying "mils" - it's so not a Greek word. So nasal.
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