Sixpence (Tanner)

The Sixpence (6d) 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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1893 Old Head Sixpence Gem Unc_obv

Victoria, Sixpence (Old Head) 1893 Gem Unc

Gem Uncirculated wonderful toning
£150.00
 1897 Old Head Sixpence Chouce Unc_obv

Victoria, Sixpence (Old Head) 1897 Choice Unc

Choice Uncirculated
£110.00
Victoria, Sixpence (Old Head) 1901 Brilliant Unc_obv

Victoria, Sixpence (Old Head) 1901 Brilliant Unc

£95.00
Victoria_1901_Old_Head_Sixpence_Choice_Unc_obv

Victoria, Sixpence (Old Head) 1901 Choice Unc

With most brilliance, very nice.
£100.00
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Victoria, Sixpence (Old Head) 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.
£95.00
Victoria, Sixpence (Old Head) Very Good_obv

Victoria, Sixpence (Old Head) Very Good

In 1893 a new portrait of Queen Victoria was used on the coins. Officially it was the Widow Head Type, unofficially it was known as the Old Head coinage. We think that after over 60 years on the Throne, Old Head is much more of an appropriate term to use. For some reason, one that we just don’t know, the sixpence is the most difficult coin to obtain. Maybe because it was one of the smallest values and actually was used in day-to-day transactions, maybe something else. All we know is the Queen Victoria Old Head Sixpence is not an easy coin to find. The coins on offer are struck in Sterling Silver and are in Very Good condition. They will date from 1893-to 1901. The more you order, the more different dates we will try to give you but remember these coins are not easy to find.
£19.95
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Victoria, Sixpence (Old Head) 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
Victoria_Young_Head_Sixpence_Very_Good_Obv

Victoria, Sixpence (Young Head) Very Good

In the whole Young Head series of Queen Victorian coins, the one that we have the most difficulty in getting is the Sixpence. It was struck for years and years (1838-1887), but for some reason, this is one type coin that always seems to be missing. We have a small group of these Sterling Silver Sixpences, dates will be of our choice, but the more coins you order, the more different dates we will try and give you. They are available in Very Good.
£18.95
Victoria, Sixpence, 1901. Uncirculated_obv

Victoria, Sixpence, 1901. Uncirculated

On 22nd January 1901, Queen Victoria passed away on the Isle of Wight. The silver sixpences bearing her “Old Head”, by Brock, were struck in sterling silver. The mint kept on striking Victoria’s coins of 1901 until Edward’s coronation over a year later. We have a small group of these wonderful little sixpences available, all Uncirculated and struck in the final year of Victoria’s 64 year reign.
£85.00
William III, Sixpence Very Good_obv

William III, Sixpence Very Good

William III was a Dutchman who married Mary and they ruled as William and Mary. When she died he continued ruling as King William III from 1694-1702. We offer Sterling Silver sixpences of King William III. Because during his reign there was ‘The Great Re-Coinage’ there many different varieties to collect. Dates will be of our choice but all these silver sixpences will be over 300 years old and in Very Good condition. Supplies are very limited and well worth having.
£85.00
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William IV, Sixpence 1831 Brilliant Unc

And fully lustrous, superb.
£325.00

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 6 Pence, 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 the coin in one shoe.

Sixpence for Sale

We currently offer 6ds in different grades from the reigns of several British Monarchs. If you wish to start a collection of British Coins, and the 6d is your chosen denomination, 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 the Coronation of the Queen, until 1967 when they ceased to strike them. We update our site regularly with new items. The best way to ensure you don’t miss out on our new stock is to subscribe to our newsletter.