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I changed it so people unfamiliar with British coinage wouldn't think that the Half Penny coin, Twenty-five pence coin and the Five pound coin existed today. It's... Thelb4! 15:32, 2 October 2005 (UTC)


Why isn't the guinea listed under withdrawn coins? I'm not from the UK, but have seen/heard guinea used many times in period films/novels alongside shilling and pence, and it still seems to be in limited use. A lot of the entries in Category:British gold coins seem to be vanity attempts, but the guinea's been around for a long time. Vesperholly 06:58, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

Links to general pages[edit]

I made a change (here) to add some links to useful pages. These were then put into a "see also" section (here) which looks much neater than my effort. However, the main reason I added these links was to indicate that the list of widthdrawn pre-decimal coins is incomplete, and to give links to more complete lists. That indication has now been lost. The "see also" section just looks like links to general pages of interest, and it's easy to get the impression that the withdrawn list is complete -- which is very far from being the case. Maybe someone can think of a neat way to fix this? Matt 01:45, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

But Coins of the pound sterling contains information about both pre-decimal and decimal coins. If the article title is of "Coins of ..." or "... coinage", then it should contain some kind of overview information, right? --ChoChoPK (球球PK) (talk | contrib) 08:05, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
What I have done is added the text "selected coins" to the row heading. I think that works OK. The important thing is to indicate that this is not a complete list. Matt 21:42, 14 May 2007 (UTC).
Well, that helpful footnote seems to have been lost, but more than a decade later the underlying problem still seems to persist. I don't know why, it's not a particularly large or sprawling template as-is, and where there's a fairly limited, finite number of entries into each category the general form seems to be to list all of them. It wouldn't be particularly hard to do here, so long as we only had one link per WP article (and maybe merged some of the needlessly split ones?), rather than trying to template-index each generational issue of what is otherwise notionally the same coin. Alternatively, maybe it would be a better idea to use the timeline style horizontally-scrollable chart that I've seen used on some other historically oriented pages, such as those for motor manufacturers and classic computer families? (talk) 19:35, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

Incomplete coverage?[edit]

OK, I'm not sure if the "pre-decimal" part is only meant to go back "so far", or if it's just poor scattergun coverage, but just for one thing there are at least three different article pages covering "the farthing", each devoted to a different period of the coin's history, but only one linked off this template... that being the most recent one, which was introduced in the reign of Queen Victoria, thus not really going back that far into British pre-decimal coinage. And access to each one is kinda layered, so simply to reach the 17th century you have to click another two hyperlinks, one off each of the higher-level pages, sort of defeating the point of having a catch-all index template in the first place. And where that one subject is fragmented and poorly represented, there's likely countless other examples like it, if my other wikipedia experience is any judge. Is there a way we can get this fixed which doesn't look super messy? (talk) 19:27, 30 August 2019 (UTC)