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Saw this on twitter and thought it was interesting. :g50:

https://www.measuringworth.com/calculators/ppoweruk/

So an Edward I penny had an equivalent worth of about £63 in labour in AD 1270. Bet they were miffed at losing them then, especially purse losses!
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That's great Tom, thank you for the link.
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Thanks Tom but I don't really understand why the Real wealth or buying power was £3.64 for a penny in 1270 but the Labour Value is £63.28? Can you explain?
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tomredmayne wrote:Saw this on twitter and thought it was interesting. :g50:

https://www.measuringworth.com/calculators/ppoweruk/

So an Edward I penny had an equivalent worth of about £63 in labour in AD 1270. Bet they were miffed at losing them then, especially purse losses!
As I suffer from dyscalculia I can't make head nor tail of it. :g45:

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tomredmayne wrote:Saw this on twitter and thought it was interesting. :g50:

https://www.measuringworth.com/calculators/ppoweruk/

So an Edward I penny had an equivalent worth of about £63 in labour in AD 1270. Bet they were miffed at losing them then, especially purse losses!
That makes finding hammered coins even more interesting knowing what they equated too back then, and something I have often wondered about :g58:

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