|Coin Type||Sixpence (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|
Various designs as individually described in the listings below.
|Reverse Inscription||SIXPENCE [year]|
|Sixpence 1925 Pattern||unknown||(none)|