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.
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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.
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:
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 drowned initials GRI (Georgius Rex Imperator). These were struck from 1937 - 1946.
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|Variation||Diameter (mm)||Weight (grams)||Fineness||Silver Content|
|Pre - 1947||19.41||2.83||0.500 Silver||0.0455|