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.


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

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling British monarch
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)
Face Value6 (x Penny)
Material0.500 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size19.500 mm
Mass2.830 g