Decimal Currency Act, 1969

Provisions in relation to coins of fifty new pence.

9.—(1) Coins having a denomination of fifty new pence may be issued before the 15th day of February, 1971, and shall, before that date—

(a) be deemed to be current coins and to have a denomination of ten shillings, and

(b) be legal tender for the payment of an amount not exceeding ten pounds but for no greater amount.

(2) Upon the issue under this Act of coins having a denomination of fifty new pence, the Central Bank shall cease to issue under section 45 (1) of the Currency Act, 1927 , legal tender notes having a denomination of ten shillings.