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1941 Silver Sixpence British | Silver British Sixpence 1941


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1941 Silver Sixpence British | British Silver Sixpence 1941

1941 George VI British Silver Sixpence Coine 1941.

 

Obverse

Uncrowned bust facing left
Lettering: GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX
Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget
Reverse
GRI (Georgius Rex Imperator) monogram dividing date, crown above. Legend above, value below.
Lettering: 
FID•DEF• •IND•IMP
19 GRI 42
K. G.
SIXPENCE

The silver content was reduced from 92.5% to 50% in 1920. Telling the difference comes from experience, as the hardness of the metal changed making the strike look slightly different.

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. 





1941 Silver Sixpence British | Silver British Sixpence 1941 Sixpence  
     
Coin Type: Sixpence Country: British
Alloy: Silver Year: 1941
Diameter: 19mm Weight: 2.8g
Mint: London Mint Number Minted: 20,875,100


 
Date SoldDescriptionSoldbySellprice
2016 March1940 George Vi British Silver Sixpence CoinBritish-coin-price-guide.homelinux.c£8 UNC
 
 
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