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Coin type: Sixpence Lion on Crown (Debased Silver)
Description

This sixpence type was struck between 1920 and 1925, with silver content reduced to 50% from the earlier "sterling" standard (0.925). Its design is the same as the shilling coins issued between 1902 and 1927; they differ by the denomination written on them and by their size and weight (the sixpence is exactly half the weight of the shilling).

Composition: 0.500 silver (0.0452 oz ASW).

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofSixpence Sub-types
Face value6 (x Penny)
Years produced1920 - 1927 CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
Material0.500 Silver Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.8300
Obverse

Bare head of King George V facing left; below on neck truncation in small letters, B.M. (for Bertram MacKennal); around, GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX.

Obverse inscriptionGEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Reverse

At centre crowned lion to left, head facing standing on crown, the date divided by the crown; around, FID: DEF: IND: IMP: SIXPENCE. (FID: DEF: IND: IMP: is part of the monarch's legend - the other part being on the obverse; it is abbreviated from FIDEI DEFENSOR INDIAE IMPERATOR and means "defender of the faith, Emperor of India).

Reverse inscriptionFID: DEF: IND: IMP: [year] SIXPENCE
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Sixpence Lion on Crown (Debased Silver): Photos

Coin - Sixpence, George V, Great Britain, 1927
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Coin - Sixpence, George V, Great Britain, 1927
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List of 8 coins of type: Sixpence Lion on Crown (Debased Silver) from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Sixpence 1920 (Debased Silver) 14,136,287 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Sixpence 1921 30,339,741 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Sixpence 1922 16,878,896 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Sixpence 1923 6,382,793 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Sixpence 1924 17,444,218 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Sixpence 1925 12,720,558 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Sixpence 1926 21,809,621 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Sixpence 1927 Lion on Crown 68,939,873 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX