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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 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
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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
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George V, Sixpence 1936 Gem Unc

In 1936 this country had three Kings, George V, Edward VIII and George VI. All of the coins issued that year carried the portrait of the late King George V, which was tradition with our coinage. No new coins would be issued until the new Monarch was actually crowned. As Edward VIII never made it, there were no British coins issued for this Monarch. The Sixpence is a very popular coin, as it is often given to a bride to wear in her shoe for good luck at her wedding. The coins on offer are in Gem Uncirculated condition, a very high grade examples of the Three Kings Sixpence.
£49.50
Picture of George VI,  Sixpence 1945 Gem BU

George VI, Sixpence 1945 Gem BU

This coin was struck the year before the last silver Sixpence ever was struck, so the 1945 Sixpence is the Penultimate Silver Sixpence. It was issued under King George VI and just after the end of World War II. There is something about a coin struck in silver, they just look and feel great. These coins were put away in 1945 and therefore are in outstanding condition. We have them in the two highest grades you can get; this particular one is the Gem Uncirculated variant. We know you will love them.
£45.00
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George VI, Sixpence (Silver) 1942

This Silver Sixpence was issued during World War II in 1942. Believe it or not, during the War, other metals were of more use than silver, so they used silver in our coinage. You have the bare head portrait of King George VI on the obverse and crowned initials on the reverse. If nothing else, this would make an excellent small present for someone getting married. They are in selected circulated condition, struck during World War II and struck in silver.
£8.95
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George VI, Sixpence 1937 Choice Unc

Choice Uncirculated.
£25.00
Picture of George VI, Sixpence 1937 Fine

George VI, Sixpence 1937 Fine

After all the problems of the Monarchy that happened in 1936, George VI has 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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George VI, Sixpence 1939 Choice Unc

Choice Uncirculated.
£30.00
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George VI, Sixpence 1940 Choice Unc

Choice Uncirculated.
£35.00
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George VI, Sixpence 1941 Unc

Uncirculated.
£18.00
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George VI, Sixpence 1942 Choice Unc

Choice Uncirculated.
£35.00
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George VI, Sixpence 1942 Gem Unc

We have small a hoard of King George VI Silver Sixpences in choice condition. These are the last silver sixpences ever and there is a variety of dates all choice to gem. They make great type coins or if you were born that year, they make great presents. You have the bare head of the King on one side and the crowned cypher on the other side. These coins are in beautiful condition and remember the last silver coins ever were issued in 1946. King George VI was of course H. M. the Queen’s father.
£45.00
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George VI, Sixpence 1942 Unc

Uncirculated.
£20.00

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.