Early episodes of Monty Python pre-dated the decimalization of British currency in 1971, so in some episodes where they talk about money it's complete nonsense, like "3 pounds 12 and 3/4" and you think it's just the normal Monty Python brand nonsense, but nope that's just how their money worked back then
when I was at junior school the smaller coins still had "NEW PENCE" stamped on them, and I remember the shillings and florins still being around (my parents owned a launderette when I was a boy and I would help them count the coins from the washing machines and dryers, a dryer then used multiples of 5p or 1/
Those old coins lasted well into the 1990s!
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