Small change - an assortment of British coins - Stock image
British Coin, British Currency, Coin, Copper, Currency
London, England - July 18, 2007: An assortment of British coins, including &pound;1 (one pound), 50p (fifty pence) 20p (twenty pence), 10p (ten pence), 5p (five pence), 2p (two pence) and 1p (one penny). Some show the front, some the back. Decimal coinage in Great Britain dates from 15th February 1971, replacing the old 'pound, shillings and pence' system.