21 May 2009
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Q.Which british coin ceased to be minted in 1813?
A.The last guinea was struck in England in 1813. The currency continued to be used until decimalization in 1971. Horses are still bought in guineas.
Q.Were any coins struck for Edward 8th?
A.No coins showing the head of Edward VIII (who abdicated) were ever issued for general circulation. Only proof coins were made and are now extremely rare.
Q.Which year was referee hugh dallas hit with a coin during a rangers v celtic match?
A.Hugh Dallas, the football referee, was struck on the head by a coin at Celtic Park, Glasgow in 1999. The Old Firm match ended Celtic 0 - 3 Rangers.