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Coin type: Sixpence George IV Second Issue
Description

This sixpence type was struck between 1824 and 1826 only. Its design is the same as the shilling coin issued between 1823 and 1825; they only differ by their size and weight (the sixpence is exactly half the weight of the shilling).

Composition: 0.925 silver (0.0841 oz ASW).

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofSixpence Sub-types
Face value6 (x Penny)
Years produced1824 - 1826 CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
Material0.925 Silver Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.8276
Obverse

Laureate head of King George IV facing left; below, the artist's initials, B.P. (Benedetto Pistrucci); around, GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:

Obverse inscriptionGEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Reverse

Within the Garter with motto, HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE, a crowned square shield bearing the royal arms; around below, ANNO and the date.

"Honi soit qui mal y pense" is an Anglo-Norman maxim which means "Shame on whosoever would think badly of it," or "May he be shamed who thinks badly of it". Its literal translation from Old French is "Shame be to him who thinks evil of it."

Reverse inscriptionHONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE ANNO [year]
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Sixpence George IV Second Issue: Photos

Great Britain 1824 6 pence
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Great Britain 1824 6 pence
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List of 3 coins of type: Sixpence George IV Second Issue from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Sixpence 1824 633,600 King George IV Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sixpence 1825 483,120 King George IV Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sixpence 1826 Second Reverse 689,040 King George IV Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D: