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Pre-1947 Silver Sixpence Coin Ordinary Circulation

Individual Pre-1947 Silver Sixpence in Ordinary Circulation. 

This is an individual coin and not a set of 5. This coin will be selected at random from coins dated 1920 - 1946. The coin will be 0.500 fine silver and the condition will vary. 

If you would like to choose a higher grade or a specific date, please get in touch on live chat or 01253 343081 and we can sort, grade and price one up for you. If you're interested in a bag of the coins, make us an offer! 

This is a loose coin. If you would like to purchase a small coin pouch for it you can do so here. 


(Special Scheme Inc. VAT)
Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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0.500 Fine Silver Sixpence

Prior to 1920, the silver sixpence was struck from 0.925 fine silver. In 1920 this was changed to 0.500 fine silver.

Reverse Designs

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. 


These coins will either be George V or George VI. 


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:



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;



The first sixpences of George VI were still struck in 0.500 fine silver and showed the drowned initials GRI (Georgius Rex Imperator). These were struck from 1937 - 1946.



Variation Diameter (mm) Weight (grams) Fineness Silver Content
Pre - 1947 19.41 2.83 0.500 Silver 0.0455


Terms & Delivery

Terms of Sale - Key Points

You can find more information on payment and identification requirements.

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 gold 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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Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 
  • International - Royal Mail International Signed / Royal Mail International Tracked / Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For. Items sent via this method will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £15.

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.
  • International - Royal Mail International Standard. Your order will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £6.

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.

Full delivery information can be found by clicking here

Postal Insurance

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. 

  • Orders < £1500 there is no additional fee
  • Orders > £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase.