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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1941 Sixpence_obv

1941 Sixpence Almost Uncirculated

Almost Uncirculated
£18.00
George IV_1821_Sixpence_Laureate_Head_1st_reverse_Choice_Unc_obv

George IV, Sixpence (Laureate Head 1st reverse) 1821 Choice Unc

With an attractive steel grey and blue tone. Catalogues £450 in Unc.
£350.00
George IV, Sixpence (Laureate Head, Second Shield) 1825 Good Extremely Fine_obv

George IV, Sixpence (Laureate Head, Second Shield) 1825 Good Extremely Fine

with an appealing tone.
£225.00
George IV 1829 Sixpence Nearly Extremely Fine_obv

George IV, Sixpence 1829 Nearly Extremely Fine

£145.00
Picture of George V & George VI, Pair of Sixpences

George V & George VI, Pair of Sixpences

The Royal Mint are selling one Silver Sixpence, either George V of George VI, in a gift box for £26. We offer the SAME pair of coins, in display cases for JUST £14.95! Both the Royal Mint’s coins and Coincraft’s coins were struck in silver at the Royal Mint and are original and genuine. Would you rather pay the Royal Mint’s price of £26 for just one coin or our price of £14.95 for the pair? We think you would rather SAVE £37.05. Limit of 3 sets per collector at this price.
£69.50
1927_Shilling_Proof_as_issued_obv

George V, Shilling 1927 Proof as issued

in the sets.
£110.00
Picture of George V, Sixpence (Year of Three Kings) 1936 Fine

George V, Sixpence (Year of Three Kings) 1936 Fine

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
1920 Sixpence Circulated_obv

George V, Sixpence 1920 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 1920 Sixpence in selected circulated condition
£6.95
1921_Sixpence_Obv

George V, Sixpence 1921 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 1921 Sixpence in selected circulated condition
£5.95
1922_Sixpence_Obv

George V, Sixpence 1922 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 1922 Sixpence in selected circulated condition
£6.95
1925_Sixpence_obv

George V, Sixpence 1924 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 1924 Sixpence in selected circulated condition
£6.95
1925_Sixpence_obv

George V, Sixpence 1925 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 1925 Sixpence in selected circulated condition
£6.95
Picture of George V, Sixpence 1926 Circulated

George V, Sixpence 1926 Circulated

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
1927_Sixpence_Obv

George V, Sixpence 1927 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 1927 Sixpence in selected circulated condition
£8.95
1928 Sixpence_Obv

George V, Sixpence 1928 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 1928 Sixpence in selected circulated condition
£5.95
Picture of George V, Sixpence 1928-1936 Set

George V, Sixpence 1928-1936 Set

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
1929_Sixpence_Obv

George V, Sixpence 1929 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 1929 Sixpence in selected circulated condition.
£5.95
1930 Sixpence Circulated_obv

George V, Sixpence 1930 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 1930 Sixpence in selected circulated condition
£6.95
1931_Sixpence_Obv

George V, Sixpence 1931 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 1931 Sixpence in selected circulated condition
£6.95
1932 Sixpence_Obv

George V, Sixpence 1932 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 1932 Sixpence in selected circulated condition
£6.95
1933_Sixpence_Obv

George V, Sixpence 1933 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 1933 Sixpence in selected circulated condition
£6.95
1934_Sixpence_obv

George V, Sixpence 1934 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 1934 Sixpence in selected circulated condition
£12.95
1935_Sixpence_obv

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
1936 Sixpence Choice Uncirculated_obv

George V, Sixpence 1936 Choice Unc

We have just found in a small room a little lot of the 1936 British Silver Sixpences. They are in Choice Uncirculated condition and the date is rather special. In 1936 we had three different Kings, George V, Edward VIII, and of course George VI. While all the coins carry the portrait of King George V, they were actually struck while King Edward VIII was on the throne, he ruled for 10 months in 1936. These are the last George V coins and are in Choice Uncirculated condition. A very small and very nice group of this important 1936 silver sixpence…
£45.00
1936_Sixpence_Obv

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

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.