Monday, 10 March 2014

See a penny

I was walking on footpaths with my wife through a town. We kept going through the metal barriers set at angles to prevent cyclists using the paths. 

As we past through one, I saw a large coin on the floor. I picked it up and saw that it was an old penny from 1918. I smiled and put it in my pocket. 

At the next barrier I again saw a coin on the floor and that was an old half penny which had the date 1930 on it. I put it in my pocket too. 

It was then dark and I was waiting for a bus. I was first in the queue and I was waiting for either a 174 or a 175. Both would take me to my destination of Romford in Essex. 

As a bus arrived loads of old people queue jumped and filled the bus. I had to squeeze on and sat on the wheel arch. It was a very uncomfortable ride. 

The old penny was 31mm in diameter and was minted from 1860 to 1970. 
The half penny dated back 700 years and was ended in 1969. 

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