Sixpence (Pattern), Coin Type from United Kingdom - detailed information

Sixpence (Pattern), Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 1926 - 1926)
Coin TypeSixpence (Pattern)

The British sixpence (6d) coin, sometimes known as a tanner or sixpenny bit, was a coin worth one-fortieth of a pound sterling, or six pence. It was first minted in the reign of King Edward VI and circulated until 1980. Following decimalisation in 1970 it had a value of 2½ new pence. The coin was made from silver from its introduction in 1551 to 1947, and thereafter in cupronickel.

Obverse

Effigy of the ruling British monarch, legend (in Latin).

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling British monarch
Reverse
United Kingdom / Sixpence (Pattern) - reverse photo

Various designs as individually described in the listings below.

Reverse Inscription SIXPENCE [year]
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Sixpence (Pattern) - (1) Coins
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Sixpence 1925 Pattern unknown (none)
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Sixpence (Pattern): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
From1926
To1926
Face Value6 (x Penny)
CurrentNo
Material0.500 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size19.500 mm
Mass2.830 g