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Pre-1947 Silver Sixpence 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. 

£2.00

(Special Scheme Inc. VAT)

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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. 

Obverse

These coins will either be George V or George VI. 

Reverse

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:-

Lion

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
YEAR
SIXPENCE

Oak

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

Initial 

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.

FID DEF IND IMP
YEAR 
SIXPENCE

Specification

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