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Seller: historicgiftsets (12,356) 100%, Location: Leices, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 171203194684 1969 Great British Coin & Stamp Display Gift Set From the 'British Year Set Collection' range: visit our ebay store to view the full range (multiple buy to compound carriage) at: This display set contains the three coins issued for circulation in 1969, namely the old size: fifty pence, ten pence, and five pence. Britain changed to decimal coinage on February 15th 1971 (the last pre-decimal coins were issued in 1967) but in 1969, as part of the preparation for the change, these decimal coins were issued. Also incorporated is a set of three original unused, issued and dated 1969, British postage stamps commemorating famous anniversaries of 1969, namely: Ninepence = 10th anniversary of Europa and C.E.P.T. emblems, 1959 to 1969, Shilling = 50th anniversary of the International Labour Organisation, 1919 to 1969 and 1/6 = 20th anniversary of NATO, 1949 to 1969. The new 5p coin was the same in shape and size to the existing Shilling coin and the new 10p coin was the same in shape and size to the Florin but the new 50p coin (equivalent to ten shillings) was the world's first seven sided coin and replaced the existing ten shillings banknote (no other British coins were issued dated 1969). Note - We don't clean/polish coins as this will devalue the collection: find out why This would make a wonderful and original gift for someone born or married in 1969 as 2019 will see their 50th Birthday or Anniversary! The coins and stamps are housed within a display that is held in a quality, wooden, picture frame with glass front, sized 24cm x 19cm. The display and frame are in New/Mint condition, all of the coins are in Fine (or better) condition and the stamps are in unused Mint condition as issued. Our manufacturing process includes a precision laser cutting method to create the necessary holes in each display for the required coins to be inserted and held, safely recessed, in the correct position (beware of similar offerings that secure coins by crudely gluing them into position). UK Payment: Paypal (preferred) or Postal Orders Overseas Payment: By Paypal only The year that was 1969... • On 3 February, Yasser Arafat is elected chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) • On 28 April, Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France after a referendum narrowly rejects constitutional reforms • After an attack on a civil rights march in Northern Ireland, the Irish Republican Army (IRA) begins to reorganise and plan retaliation. On 19 August, the British army takes full responsibility for security in Northern Ireland • On 20 July, American astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first human to set foot on the surface of the moon • In the Soviet Union, Alexander Solzhenitsyn is expelled from the writers' union for being a dissident • The Woodstock (New York) music festival in August, attended by over 500,000 people, features rock artists such as Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan and signals the presence of a widespread hippie culture • British theatre critic Kenneth Tynan's controversial Oh! Calcutta! sex revue is staged in London (where theatre censorship is abolished on 26 September) and New York • Notable films include Easy Rider directed by Dennis Hopper, John Schlesinger's Midnight Cowboy and Women in Love, Ken Russell's adaptation of the novel by D H Lawrence • Sporting 1969... • Football League Champions were Leeds, leaving Liverpool in the runners up spot • Manchester City defeated Leicester City 1-0 in the FA Cup Final thanks to a, first half, Neil Young goal • The Grand National winning horse was ‘Highland Wedding’ • The Cheltenham Gold Cup winning horse was ‘What a Myth’ • The Epsom Derby winning horse was ‘Blakeney’ • Golf's British Open was won by Tony Jacklin • Cambridge won the Boat Race by four lengths over Oxford • Snooker’s World Championship Final ended John Spencer (England) 37-24 Gary Owen (Wales) • F1 Champion was Jackie Stewart driving for Matra • The Wimbledon tennis singles tournament saw victories for Rod Laver of Australia (mens) and Ann Haydon Jones (ladies) of Great Britain • American Sport - Super Bowl III from the Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida: New York Jets 16-7 Baltimore Colts – NBA Championship: Boston Celtics 4-3 Los Angeles Lakers – Major League Baseball World Series: New York Mets 4-1 Baltimore Orioles (MVP Donn Clendenon) • Condition: The display and frame are in New/Mint condition, the coins are in Fine (or better) condition and the stamps are in unused Mint condition as issued., Year of Issue: 1969, Denomination: Complete Year Set, Era: Elizabeth II (1952-c.1971), Condition: New

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