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1820 Sixpence British | British Sixpence 1820


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1820 Sixpence British | British Silver Sixpence 1820 

  KING GEORGE IV British Silver Sixpence Coin 1820 

 1820 Sixpence Coin  s8: small eight in date 1820. 

After the Great Recoinage of 1816 sixpences were produced in quantity. There are two interesting varieties in 1820, the inverted 1 in the date, and the I of HONI over S variety. Both are relatively scarce.

The only sixpence issued by George III in the first 55 years of his reign was issued in 1787. This issue has two main equally common varieties, with and without a semee of hearts on the background of the Hanoverian shield. The two types are equally common.
After the Great Recoinage of 1816 sixpences were produced in quantity. There are two interesting varieties in 1820, the inverted 1 in the date, and the I of HONI over S variety. Both are relatively scarce.
Obverse: Head right, GEOR III DG BRITT REX FD around, date below 
Reverse: Shield, HONI SOIT Q MAL Y PENSE on garter around

The sixpence (6d;), sometimes known as a tanner or sixpenny bit, was a coin worth one-fortieth of a pound sterling, or six pence. It was first minted in the reign of Edward VI and circulated until 1980. Following decimalisation in 1971 it had a value of 2 1⁄2 new pence. The coin was made from silver from its introduction in 1551 to 1947, and thereafter in cupronickel.





1820 Sixpence British | British Sixpence 1820 Sixpence  
     
Coin Type: Sixpence Country: British
Alloy: Silver Year: 1820
Diameter: 19mm Weight: 2.8g
Mint: London Mint Number Minted:


 
 
 
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