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Question about Abbreviation - British Currency

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Re: Re: Question about Abbreviation - British Currency

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 1:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Nov 2012 1:56AM GMT
Having been at school in England a very, very long time ago, we used to use these marks in all of our maths work involving money. The " was written between £ s and d., as I recall. I think I used to write it slightly raised up from the bottom of the line, but perhaps it should have been on the line and I was just a bit sloppy with my work! I believe they were simple separators, used to ensure there was no confusion as to which number referred to £s and which to shillings etc. and were particularly valuable as column separators when performing additions and other calculations.
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