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5th February 2016, 10:45 AM
An Olde Fart's problem ;)

As Grumpy is away on holiday and will soon become known as Happy, *yes I thought this might do for the Friday question... time to jog the memory banks.

A bank assistant was asked to change a 1 pound note - at a time when there were 20/-, or 240p to the - into 20 silver coins. The only stipulation was that there to be no 1/- coins recieved in the transaction.

"We have no silver 3p pieces but that shouldn't be a problem..." said the bank assistant

What coins did the customer receive and how many of each?

5th February 2016, 11:40 AM
I make it:

two half crowns
Four two shilling pieces
fourteen sixpenny pieces...

Five shillings, plus eight shillings plus seven shillings = twenty shillings or a proper pound!

5th February 2016, 11:52 AM
Ah, I had 5 half crowns and 15 tanners
12 shillings and sixpence plus 7 shillings and sixpence