Unissued / Unused material –
Information film about the introduction of the decimal currency in Great Britain.
Vox pops asking people is they know when decimal currency is being introduced (Feb 15 1971). CUs of shopping being priced and rung up on a till in supermarket in Pounds and new pence). Title reads: “D-Day one year from now”. VS of old half crown coins being melted down at the Royal Mint. New coins being minted – lots of molten metal. Eamonn Andrews speaks to camera about the advantages of the new system. Shots of Lord Fiske – Chairman of the Decimal Currency Board speaking about changes. VS of people practising using the new currency. Till girls are trained to use the new coins. VS of new tills / cash registers being made or changed. More of Lord Fiske. VS of children being taught about the decimal currency. Children talk about the new currency. Children play at being shop holders. VS in supermarkets – prices in new currency. Women talk about the change. Fiske and Andrews talk about the possibility of price rises. More shots of tills in use. VS of new coins being minted.
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