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Coin type: Sixpence Wreath (First Design)
Description

This sixpence type was struck between 1831 and 1887. Its design is the same as the shilling coin issued in the same period; 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: 0.925 silver (0.0841 oz ASW).

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofSixpence Sub-types
Face value6 (x Penny)
Years produced1831 - 1887 CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
Material0.925 Silver DesignerJean Baptiste Merlen
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.8276
Obverse

Effigy of the ruling British monarch, legend. This type was struck during the reigns of King William IV and Queen Victoria.

Obverse inscription

Legend of the ruling British monarch

Reverse

In three lines, within a wreath of oak (right) and olive (left) surmounted by a crown, SIX PENCE; below wreath, the date.

Reverse inscription

SIX PENCE [year]

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Notes

Krause lists a 1849 sixpence with mintage of 210,000 and a note that it is "not confirmed". Such a coin is not listed elsewhere.

Sixpence Wreath (First Design): Photos

Proof Coin - Sixpence, William IV, Great Britain, 1831
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Common wreath reverse (1831 - 1887).
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Proof Coin - Sixpence, William IV, Great Britain, 1831
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King William IV (1831 - 1837).
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Coin - Sixpence, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1838
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
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Notes: Queen Victoria, Young head (1838 - 1887).
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List of 52 coins of type: Sixpence Wreath (First Design) from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Sixpence 1831 1,340,195 King William IV Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sixpence 1834 5,892,480 King William IV Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sixpence 1835 1,555,320 King William IV Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sixpence 1836 1,987,920 King William IV Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sixpence 1837 506,880 King William IV Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sixpence 1838 1,607,760 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1839 3,310,560 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1840 2,098,800 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1841 1,386,000 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1842 601,920 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1843 3,160,080 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1844 3,975,846 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1845 3,714,480 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1846 4,268,880 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1848 586,080 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1850 489,960 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1851 2,288,107 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1852 904,587 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1853 3,837,930 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1854 840,116 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1855 1,129,084 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1856 2,779,920 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1857 2,233,440 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1858 1,932,480 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1859 4,688,640 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1860 1,100,880 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1862 990,000 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1863 491,040 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1864 4,253,040 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1865 1,631,520 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1866 5,140,080 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1867 1,362,240 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1868 1,069,200 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1869 388,080 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1870 479,613 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1871 3,662,684 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1872 3,382,049 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1873 4,594,733 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1874 4,225,726 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1875 3,256,646 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1876 941,435 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1877 4,066,486 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1878 2,624,525 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1879 3,326,313 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1880 3,892,051 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1881 6,239,447 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1882 759,809 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1883 4,986,558 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1884 3,422,565 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1885 4,652,771 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1886 2,728,249 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1887 Old Wreath Design 3,675,607 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D: