Monday, 1 June 2009

LSD - old money

LSD was the abbreviation for £:s:d, pounds, shillings and pence; otherwise known as 'old money': the pre-decimal coinage of the UK until 1971.

LSD is an abbreviation of the Latin words libra, solidus and denarius.

  • Libra, a pound weight in Latin,
  • s. is an abbreviation for shilling in English,
  • d. stands for denarius or denarii (a Roman coin)


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