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The shilling is a unit of currency used in many countries around the world, and is most commonly associated with the United Kingdom



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The shilling is a unit of currency used in many countries around the world, and is most commonly associated with the United Kingdom, where it was once the primary unit of currency. In the UK, one shilling was equal to 12 pence and 20 shillings made up one pound sterling. The British shilling ceased to be legal tender in 1971 when it was replaced by decimalisation and replaced by the new five pence coin. In other countries, such as Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, the shilling is still used as a unit of currency today. One Kenyan Shilling is equal to 100 cents and there are coins available in denominations of 5, 10, 20 and 40 cents as well as 1 Shilling coins. Banknotes are available in denominations of 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 Shillings with higher denomination notes being issued for special occasions such as independence day or Christmas celebrations. The term 'shilling' has also been adopted by some online gaming sites where players can purchase virtual goods using virtual money known as 'shillings' or 'credits' which can then be exchanged for real money at certain exchange rates set by each site operator.