The Spanish money was not adopted for the purpose of the \ and ^ cents ; on the contrary, those fractions are always lost on the small sums. ... The answer to the question is, that decimal money could not be applied to the present system of weights, measures, and modes of ... 10-cent and 5-cent pieces are quite as handy and useful as 12^ and 6^- ; and more so, as they do not lose the fractions. 25.
|Title||:||Questions Communicated by Lord Overstone to the Decimal Coinage Commissioners, with Answers|
|Author||:||Great Britain. Decimal Coinage Commission|