Sixpence (Tanner)

The Sixpence or Tanner as it is also known was first minted in 1551 during the reign of Edward VI and was last struck for everyday usage in 1967. It measures 19.3 mm and the coins minted before 1920 contain 92.5% of silver. After this date, from 1920 to 1946, they were minted with 50% silver. The most recent Tanner (1947-1967) was struck in cupronickel. In its day, it was one of the most well-liked coins. So well-liked in fact, that it was still legal tender until well after the decimalisation came into effect. The 6 Pence represented six pennies and many consider it to be a lucky coin...

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George V, Sixpence 1935 Circulated

We now have available a number of the dates of the King George V Silver Sixpences issued from 1920 to 1936. Here we offer the 1935 Sixpence in selected circulated condition
£6.95
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George V, Sixpence 1936 Circulated

We now have available a number of the dates of the King George V Silver Sixpences issued from 1920 to 1936. Here we offer the 1936 Sixpence in selected circulated condition
£6.95
Picture of George V, Sixpence circulated, 1926

George V, Sixpence circulated, 1926

In 1926 a Princess, now Queen Elizabeth II was born. Her grandfather King George V was on the throne at the time. The Sixpence was still being struck in silver. John Logie Baird demonstrated TV and the country had a terrible General Strike. For some reason the coins of 1926 are not easy to get. So we were very happy when we were offered a small group of the 1926 Silver Sixpence, a most useful and collected denomination. The coins are used, but in selected circulated condition. Honour our great Monarch, add a silver sixpence of her birth year to your collection. After all Queen Elizabeth II is the longest serving Monarch that this great nation has ever had.
£6.95
Picture of George V, Sixpence Set, 1928-1936

George V, Sixpence Set, 1928-1936

In 1927 the Royal Mint changed the design of the Silver Sixpence to have six acorns on the reverse. As the 1927 issue was only issued in the Proof Set it is not really a coin issued for circulation. So we are offering the complete set of coins issued for circulation 1928-1936 in selected circulated condition. A total of nine different dates of this ‘6 Acorn’ coin. All the coins were originally struck at the Royal Mint and all are struck in 500 fine Silver.
£74.50
Picture of George V, Three Kings Sixpence Fine, 1936

George V, Three Kings Sixpence Fine, 1936

These 1936 silver sixpences have the portrait of King George V on them, but they have a far more interesting history. King George V died and his son became King Edward VIII and most of these Sixpences were struck during the reign of King Edward VIII. In December of that year Edward abdicated and his brother became King George VI. While the portrait is that of King George V who knows who was actually on the throne when they were struck. It is an interesting conundrum which will never be figured out.
£8.95
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George VI, Sixpence Choice Uncirculated, 1944

Here we offer World War II 1944 Silver Sixpence in Choice Uncirculated condition. They are fantastic coins to see and own. But supplies are limited.
£20.00
Picture of George VI, Sixpence Choice Uncirculated, 1947

George VI, Sixpence Choice Uncirculated, 1947

In 1947 for the first time, the Royal Mint issued coins without any silver in them. The legend would only last 2 years and then it would have to be changed, but the metal content would stay the same. We have high grade examples of this first cupro-nickel Sixpence, but supplies are very limited. This coin comes in 'Choice Uncirculated' condition.
£20.00
Picture of George VI, Sixpence Gem Uncirculated, 1944

George VI, Sixpence Gem Uncirculated, 1944

Here we present a small group of the 1944 King George VI Silver Sixpence on offer. We can offer the World War II 1944 Silver Sixpence in Choice Uncirculated or Gem Uncirculated condition. In either case they are fantastic coins to see and own. But don't forget that supplies are limited.
£35.00
Picture of George VI, Sixpence Gem Uncirculated, 1946

George VI, Sixpence Gem Uncirculated, 1946

In 1947 the Royal Mint removed silver from circulating coinage. So the 1946 dated coins were the last ones to be struck using silver. We have found a small quantity of the King George VI sixpence dated 1946, which is the last silver sixpence ever issued for circulation. The coins on offer are some of the finest you can find, here in Gem Uncirculated. A great opportunity to add the last ever silver sixpence to your collection in wonderful condition…
£25.00
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George VI, Sixpence in Silver 1946 Circulated

In 1946 for the last time ever the Royal Mint struck coins for everyday usage in Silver. Here we offer the Sixpence. It has taken a little while but we have finally enough of these last ever silver coins to offer to our collectors. All coins are struck in 500 fine Silver by the Royal Mint and are the last silver coins ever to be struck for circulation. All 1946 coins are in selected circulated condition.
£6.95
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George VI, Sixpence Uncirculated, 1947

In 1947 for the first time, the Royal Mint issued coins without any silver in them. The legend would only last 2 years and then it would have to be changed, but the metal content would stay the same. We have high grade examples of this first cupro-nickel Sixpence, but supplies are very limited. This coin comes in 'Uncirculated' condition.
£10.50
Picture of George VI, Sixpence, 1937

George VI, Sixpence, 1937

After all the problems of the Monarchy that happened in 1936, George VI was finally crowned King George VI in 1937. The new coins included the 1937 Silver Sixpence, for some reason this date is rather difficult to get. The coins on offer are the 1937 Coronation Sixpence in Fine or better condition. It was the last silver Coronation sixpence to be struck and is difficult to find. Add one to your collection, you just might need it.
£8.50
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Victoria, Jubille Head Sixpence Shield Choice Uncirculated

In 1887 Queen Victoria allowed the Royal Mint to change her portrait on the coinage. After all, it was her Jubilee Year and they had used her Young Head portrait since 1838. The new coins came into being, along with a new denomination, the Double Florin in 1887.
£65.00
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Victoria, Old Head Sixpence Unc

In our opinion, the Old Head or Widow Head but of Queen Victoria is the most underappreciated of the three different busts made during her reign. Here we offer the Old Head Sixpence in Uncirculated conditon. Dates will be of our choice.
£70.00
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Victoria, Old Head Sixpence VG

In our opinion, the Old Head or Widow Head but of Queen Victoria is the most underappreciated of the three different busts made during her reign. Here we offer the Old Head Sixpence in VG. Dates will be of our choice.
£15.95
Picture of Victoria, Silver Sixpence Uncirculated, 1887

Victoria, Silver Sixpence Uncirculated, 1887

Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837 and in 1838 they issued her first coinage. Because she was so young when she became Queen, this new coinage became known as Young Head Coins. In 1887 when she celebrated her Gold Jubilee, she finally allowed her portrait to be changed on the coins, this new portrait became known as the Jubilee Head Coinage. It only lasted from 1887 until 1892 when it was again changed. We have spent years accumulating enough 1887 Jubilee Head coins in high grades to offer them to you. All are struck in Sterling Silver and all are dated 1887 the first year of this new coinage. For years collectors have assumed that these coins are common. But in fact in the higher grades these coins have become very difficult to find. Prices while they have risen are still very affordable, especially when you think that they are 131 years old. On offer here is a Victoria 1887 sixpence featuring shield, in uncirculated grade.
£40.00
Picture of Victoria, Sixpence Choice Uncirculated, 1887

Victoria, Sixpence Choice Uncirculated, 1887

In 1887 Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee 1837-1887, so for the first time in 50 years she allowed the design of the coinage to be changed. The Sixpence had a shield on the reverse, which didn’t work at all. Crooks were gold plating them and passing them off as Half Sovereigns. So later in the year they changed the reverse and added a value within the wreath. We have a nice group of choice examples of both types of Jubilee Sixpences with the wreath reverse and the shield reverse. The coins are in Choice Uncirculated condition and are getting more and more difficult to find.
£69.50
Picture of Victoria, Wreath Sixpence Gem Uncirculated, 1887

Victoria, Wreath Sixpence Gem Uncirculated, 1887

Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837 and in 1838 they issued her first coinage. Because she was so young when she became Queen, this new coinage became known as Young Head Coins. In 1887 when she celebrated her Gold Jubilee, she finally allowed her portrait to be changed on the coins, this new portrait became known as the Jubilee Head Coinage. It only lasted from 1887 until 1892 when it was again changed. We have spent years accumulating enough 1887 Jubilee Head coins in high grades to offer them to you. All are struck in Sterling Silver and all are dated 1887 the first year of this new coinage. For years collectors have assumed that these coins are common. But in fact in the higher grades these coins have become very difficult to find. Prices while they have risen are still very affordable, especially when you think that they are 131 years old. On offer here is a Victoria 1887 sixpence featuring wreath in gem uncirculated grade.
£75.00

Why is a 6 Pence Lucky?

People used to be very superstitious back in the old days of the middle ages. Then, it was customary for the Lord of the Manor to give a piece of silver as a wedding gift to his bride. The Sixpence, which was minted in the late middle ages in silver, came to be the piece of silver used as a good luck charm at weddings. In more recent times, it became a tradition for Brides to wear a 6 pence in one shoe.

Buy Sixpence Coins Online with Coincraft

We currently offer Sixpences in different grades and from the reigns of many British Monarchs. If you wish to start a collection of Sixpence British Coins, a good place to start is the Complete Date Set of Sixpences of Queen Elizabeth II. This set includes all the scarce and rare dates – from 1953, the year of Coronation of the Queen, until 1967 when they ceased to strike them.

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