1948 George VI Rare Sixpence
The sixpence sometimes known as a tanner or sixpenny bit, is a coin that was worth six pence,
equivalent to one-fortieth of a pound sterling, or half of a shilling.
It was first minted in 1551, during the reign of Edward VI, and circulated until 1980.
Following decimalisation in 1971 it had a value of 2 1⁄2 new pence.sixpence
Prior to Decimal Day in 1971 there were 240 pence in one pound sterling.
Twelve pence made a shilling, and twenty shillings made a pound.
Values less than a pound were usually written in shillings and pence,
For example 42 old pence (17 1⁄2p) would be three shillings and sixpence (3/6),
Phrased as “three and six”. Values of less than a shilling were simply written in terms of pence, e.g. eight pence would be 8d (‘d’ for denarii).
In 2016, new decimal sixpences began being minted by the Royal Mint as commemorative issues
to celebrate Christmas; these coins have been produced for each year since, and are minted in sterling silver.
In 1947 the Royal Mint removed silver from circulating sixpence
So the 1946 dated coins were the last ones to be struck using silver.
We have found a small quantity of the King George VI sixpence dated 1946,
which is the last silver sixpence ever issued for circulation.
The coins on offer are some of the finest you can find,
A great opportunity to add the last ever Rare sixpence 1948 to your collection in wonderful condition…
Please check the photos for the details for your own judgement and classification.
EXTREMELY RARE Minting Error
The United Kingdom sixpence obverse
features the monarch of the time, encircled
by a legend describing their titles.
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