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Coin type: Sixpence Wreath (Second Design)
Description

Struck as part of a new coinage in gold and silver to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria, 1837-1887. The coins all shared a new 'Jubilee' obverse of the Queen by Boehm, adapted from his own Jubilee medal. The new obverse proved unpopular but was used until 1893.

The reverse on this coin was the second used in 1887. The first had a shield type but on this denomination the coin was so close to the gold half-sovereign in size and design that it led to wide spread frauds by gilding this coin type and passing it as a half-sovereign. Production of the shield reverse sixpence was quickly stopped and was replace by this new coin with the words SIX PENCE within a wreath on the reverse and the new Jubilee obverse.

Between 1902 and 1910, sixpence coins with this reverse were struck for King Edward VII.

Composition: 0.925 silver (0.0841 oz ASW).

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofSixpence Sub-types
Face value6 (x Penny)
Years produced1887 - 1910 CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
Material0.925 Silver Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.8276
Obverse

Effigy of the monarch, legend. This type was struck during the reigns of Queen Victoria and King Edward VII.

Obverse inscription

Legend of the ruling British monarch

Reverse

Within an open wreath of laurel and oak leaves below a crown, SIX / PENCE; below, the date.

Reverse inscription

SIX PENCE [year]

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Sixpence Wreath (Second Design): Photos

Great Britain 1906 6 pence
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Notes: Common wreath design (1887 - 1910).
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Coin - Sixpence, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1887
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Notes: Queen Victoria, Jubilee head (1887 - 1893).
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Coin - Sixpence, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1900
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Notes: Queen Victoria, Veiled head (1893 - 1901).
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Great Britain 1906 6 pence
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Notes: King Edward VII (1902 - 1910).
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List of 25 coins of type: Sixpence Wreath (Second Design) from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Sixpence 1887 New Wreath Design 3,675,607 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Sixpence 1888 4,197,698 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Sixpence 1889 8,738,928 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Sixpence 1890 9,386,955 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Sixpence 1891 7,022,734 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Sixpence 1892 6,245,746 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Sixpence 1893 Jubilee Head 7,350,619 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Sixpence 1893 Veiled Head 7,350,619 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Sixpence 1894 3,467,704 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Sixpence 1895 7,024,631 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Sixpence 1896 6,651,699 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Sixpence 1897 5,031,498 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Sixpence 1898 5,914,100 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Sixpence 1899 7,996,804 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Sixpence 1900 8,984,354 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Sixpence 1901 5,108,757 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Sixpence 1902 6,372,501 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Sixpence 1903 5,410,096 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Sixpence 1904 4,487,098 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Sixpence 1905 4,235,556 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Sixpence 1906 7,641,146 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Sixpence 1907 8,733,673 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Sixpence 1908 6,739,491 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Sixpence 1909 6,584,107 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Sixpence 1910 12,490,724 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP: