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UK Coins Song

Join our character Gerry in his hometown by the sea as he investigates the values of and the counting of UK coins. Gerry does his research by buying ice cream and pickles. Perfect for teaching children about British coins and their values, this song blends catchy choruses with playful verses, making learning about pennies, pence, and pounds an enjoyable experience. It even introduces the Queen Elizabeth II as well as new imagery of King Charles III on coins, adding a touch of current events to the timeless theme of money. Ideal for educational settings or just fun learning at home, this song is a must-have for anyone interested in understanding the UK's monetary system.

UK Coins Song Lyrics:

Chorus:
1 penny is worth one pence.
A two pence coin is worth 2–and hence:
A five pence coin’s value is 5 pence,
A ten pence coin is worth ten.
A twenty pence coin is worth 20.
A fifty pence coin’s worth 50.
A one pound coin’s worth 100 pence.
The two pound coin’s worth 2–it makes sense!

Verse 1:
I bought one delicious dill pickle
for 2 five pence coins, a twenty and a fifty with this riddle.
To find out how much I spent,
I added up all of the pence.

2 five pence coins made 10 pence.
Then I added 20 pence, and hence,
they made 30 pence, from whence
I added them to the 50 pence.

And that’s the story of how I solved the riddle – and paid 80 pence for the pickle!

Verse 2:
I bought an ice cream at the store in town
for 2 twenty pence coins, a fifty pence, and a pound.
To find out how much I spent,
I added up all of the pence.

2 twenty pence coins made 40 pence.
I added both of them
to the fifty pence coin and got 90 pence.
And there was then just one step left.

With the pound, it made 1 pound 90 pence for the ice cream.
I ate so much that my shirt popped at the seam!!

Bridge:
Most British coins feature Queen Elizabeth II.
But on a few coins there is another monarch present.
It’s King Charles the third, and his image on the coin is fairly new.
He’s been on the fifty pence coin since December, 2022.
The currency’s name is “sterling,” and here’s some interesting news:
The pound sterling is the world's oldest currency we still use.
The most common nickname people say for a pound is a "quid."
And that’s how many people across the UK say it