• 1878 Silver Graded Victoria Young Head Sixpence  Coin NGC MS-65 obverse
  • 1878 Silver Graded Victoria Young Head Sixpence  Coin NGC MS-65 reverse
  • 1878 Silver Graded Victoria Young Head Sixpence  Coin NGC MS-65 obverse
  • 1878 Silver Graded Victoria Young Head Sixpence  Coin NGC MS-65 reverse
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1878 Silver Graded Victoria Young Head Sixpence Coin NGC MS-65

Collect this 1878 Silver Graded Sixpence NGC MS-65 Coin is struck in (0.925) fineness Sterling Silver and has been slabbed and graded by The Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC).

Issued in 1878 during Queen Victoria's reign of England (1837-1901).

 This coin has been given MS-65 based upon the Sheldon Grading System the recommended price for this coin from NGC is currently £400. 

This coin contains the die number 21 at the bottom of the reverse side of the coins design and has a milled edge.

For additional reading about this coin you can use spinks book using the Spink reference 3910.


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What is a Die Number?

A die number is used to identify the die that has been used to produce the coin. Die numbers were first introduced during Queen Victoria's reign in 1863 after tests by the Royal mint and today can be found on a wide range of gold/silver coins from 1863-80.

MS-65 Grade

A MS-65 grade means a coin that has been well struck with moderate marks or hairlines. This MS-65 coin was graded by the NGC as the sixth highest numeric grade based upon the Sheldon Grading 1-70 system.

What is a Spink reference?

The Spink reference numbers are used world-wide and are known for being quoted by dealers and leading auction houses.


The obverse side of the coin shows the Young Head Portrait of Queen Victoria and has inscripted text that reads as:



The reverse side of the coin shows a royal crown, within a wreath and a reverse legend that reads as:



Diameter19.41 mm
Silver Weight Troy Ounces0.084
Fineness / Carat0.925 Sterling
Mintage Figure2,624,525
Spink Reference3,910
Obverse DesignerWilliam Wyon
Reverse DesignerJean Baptiste Merlen
Issuing Monarch Victoria (1837-1901)
CountryUnited Kingdom
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

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