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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  • Pre-Decimal Denomination: Sixpence (Tanner)
  • Monarch: George VI 1936 - 1952 or Elizabeth II 1952 - 2022
1941 Sixpence_obv

1941 Sixpence Almost Uncirculated

Almost Uncirculated
£18.00
Picture of Elizabeth II, Sixpence 1956 Unc

Elizabeth II, Sixpence 1956 Unc

Anice example of a pre-decimal Elizabeth II Sixpence in Uncirculated condition. The Sixpence was the only coin that did not have a decimal equivalent that was allowed to still be used when decimal coins came in. That was because it was the price of a phone call in a call box and decimal coins were causing too many problems at that time.
£6.95
1964 Sixpence Unc

Elizabeth II, Sixpence 1964 Unc

The pre-decimal coinage of Queen Elizabeth II dated 1964 has always been difficult to get. Here we offer the 1964 Sixpence Unc. Supplies are limited in for a number of coins.
£3.95
Picture of Elizabeth II, Sixpence 1967 Brilliant Unc

Elizabeth II, Sixpence 1967 Brilliant Unc

Elizabeth II (1952- ), Sixpence, 1967. Brilliant Uncirculated.
£2.00
1970 Sixpence Proof_obv

Elizabeth II, Sixpence 1970 Proof

1970 Proof Sixpence. Not Struck for circulation.
£9.00
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
1942_Silver_Sixpence_obv

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
1937 Sixpence_obv

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
1939 Sixpence_Obv

George VI, Sixpence 1939 Choice Unc

Choice Uncirculated.
£30.00
1940 Sixpence_obv

George VI, Sixpence 1940 Choice Unc

Choice Uncirculated.
£35.00
1942 Sixpence  Choice Uncirculated_obv

George VI, Sixpence 1942 Choice Unc

Choice Uncirculated.
£35.00
1942 Sixpence Gem Unc_obv

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
1942 Sixpence_Obv

George VI, Sixpence 1942 Unc

Uncirculated.
£20.00
1943 Sixpence_obv

George VI, Sixpence 1943 Choice Unc

Choice Uncirculated.
£25.00
1944_Sixpence_Obv

George VI, Sixpence 1944 Choice Unc

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.
£30.00
Picture of George VI, Sixpence 1944 Gem Uncirculated

George VI, Sixpence 1944 Gem Uncirculated

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.
£45.00
Picture of George VI, Sixpence 1945 Choice Brilliant Unc

George VI, Sixpence 1945 Choice Brilliant Unc

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 Choice Uncirculated variant. We know you will love them.
£25.00
Picture of George VI, Sixpence 1946 Choice Uncirculated

George VI, Sixpence 1946 Choice Uncirculated

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 Choice Uncirculated. A great opportunity to add the last ever silver sixpence to your collection in wonderful condition…
£35.00
Picture of George VI, Sixpence 1946 Gem Unc

George VI, Sixpence 1946 Gem Unc

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…
£40.00
George VI_Sixpence_1946_Unc_obv

George VI, Sixpence 1946 Unc

The last Sixpence struck in silver. Uncirculated.
£15.00
1948 Sixpence_obv

George VI, Sixpence 1948 Choice Unc

Choice Uncirculated.
£25.00
1948_Sixpence_obv

George VI, Sixpence 1948 Unc

One series that we feel is underappreciated is the George VI cupro-nickel coinage 1947-1952. The silver coins take all the lime light, yet the cupro-nickel coins in the high grades are the ones that are more difficult to find. Here we offer a small group of the 1948 King George VI Sixpence in Uncirculated condition. These were put away the day they were issued and are now 74 years old and in Unc condition. Get them while you can it is a difficult coin.
£18.00
1949 Sixpence_obv

George VI, Sixpence 1949 Choice Unc

Choice Uncirculated.
£25.00
George VI, Sixpence 1950 Unc_obv

George VI, Sixpence 1950 Unc

1950 Sixpence 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.