HC Deb 25 January 1972 vol 829 c362W
Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the value of the silver, copper and other metals recovered from the switch to decimal coins in 1971.

Mr. Higgins

At current market prices, the value to the Royal Mint of the metal in the pennies, threepenny pieces and sixpences withdrawn since D-Day which is being recovered is roughly £10 million.