Add a Christmas Silver Sixpence to your Christmas list! Each of these individual sixpence coins come issued in a velvet coin pouch - the perfect way to store your coin!
These sixpences make the perfect stocking filler, or addition to your Christmas pudding!
Your silver sixpence will be chosen at random from a selection of coins, all dated 1920 - 1946. Each sixpence is struck from 0.500 fine silver and is in ordinary circulation.
This is an individual coin and not a set of 5. Designs will vary.
The Christmas Sixpence tradition is believed to have been started by Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria. On Christmas day families would make Christmas pudding together and place a silver sixpence into the pudding mix, as a sign of wealth and good luck.
Prior to 1920, the silver sixpence was struck from 0.925 fine silver. In 1920 this was changed to 0.500 fine silver.
During the period of the 0.500 fine silver sixpences (1920 - 1946), there were 3 different reverse designs issued; the rampant lion, oak and acorns, and the crowned GRI.
There were 3 reverse designs of 0.500 fine silver sixpences. Your coin will be chosen at random and will be one of the following:-
The lion design was used on sixpences of George V from 1920 - 1927. The design consists of a rampant lion on top of a crown with the inscription:
FID DEF IND IMP
From 1927 (proof only) the George V sixpence design changed to show three sprigs of oak with six acorns. This continued through to 1936. The text reads;
SIX PEN CE
A YEAR D
The first sixpences of George VI were still struck in 0.500 fine silver and showed the crowned initials GRI (Georgius Rex Imperator). These were struck from 1937 - 1946.
FID DEF IND IMP
|Silver Weight Troy Ounces||0.046|
|Fineness / Carat||0.500|
|Date||1920 - 1946|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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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.
Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.
All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out.
If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.
Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.
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We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows.
If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.
For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.
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We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products.
If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase.