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

This sixpence type was struck between 1911 and 1920, after which the silver content was reduced to 50%. 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: 0.925 silver (0.0841 oz ASW).

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofSixpence Sub-types
Face value6 (x Penny)
Years produced1911 - 1920 CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
Material0.925 Silver Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.8276
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 (Sterling Silver): Photos

Great Britain 1911 6 pence
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Great Britain 1911 6 pence
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List of 10 coins of type: Sixpence Lion on Crown (Sterling Silver) from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Sixpence 1911 9,161,317 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Sixpence 1912 10,984,129 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Sixpence 1913 7,499,833 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Sixpence 1914 22,714,602 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Sixpence 1915 15,694,597 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Sixpence 1916 22,207,178 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Sixpence 1917 7,725,475 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Sixpence 1918 27,558,743 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Sixpence 1919 13,375,447 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Sixpence 1920 (Sterling Silver) 14,136,287 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
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