Sixpence Wreath (First Design), Coin Type from United Kingdom - detailed information

Sixpence Wreath (First Design), Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 1831 - 1887)
Coin TypeSixpence Wreath (First Design)

This sixpence type was struck between 1831 and 1887. Its design is the same as the shilling coin issued in the same period; 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).

Obverse

Effigy of the ruling British monarch, legend. This type was struck during the reigns of King William IV and Queen Victoria.

Obverse InscriptionLegend of the ruling British monarch
Reverse

In three lines, within a wreath of oak (right) and olive (left) surmounted by a crown, SIX PENCE; below wreath, the date.

Reverse InscriptionSIX PENCE [year]
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

Krause lists a 1849 sixpence with mintage of 210,000 and a note that it is "not confirmed". Such a coin is not listed elsewhere.

All Coins of Type: Sixpence Wreath (First Design) (53)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Sixpence 1831 1,340,195 Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sixpence 1834 5,892,480 Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sixpence 1835 1,555,320 Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sixpence 1836 1,987,920 Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sixpence 1837 506,880 Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sixpence 1838 1,607,760 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1839 3,310,560 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1840 2,098,800 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1841 1,386,000 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1842 601,920 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1843 3,160,080 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1844 3,975,846 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1845 3,714,480 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1846 4,268,880 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1847 unknown Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
Sixpence 1848 586,080 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1850 489,960 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1851 2,288,107 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1852 904,587 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1853 3,837,930 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1854 840,116 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1855 1,129,084 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1856 2,779,920 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1857 2,233,440 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1858 1,932,480 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1859 4,688,640 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1860 1,100,880 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1862 990,000 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1863 491,040 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1864 4,253,040 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1865 1,631,520 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1866 5,140,080 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1867 1,362,240 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1868 1,069,200 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1869 388,080 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1870 479,613 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1871 3,662,684 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1872 3,382,049 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1873 4,594,733 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1874 4,225,726 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1875 3,256,646 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1876 941,435 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1877 4,066,486 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1878 2,624,525 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1879 3,326,313 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1880 3,892,051 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1881 6,239,447 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1882 759,809 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1883 4,986,558 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1884 3,422,565 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1885 4,652,771 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1886 2,728,249 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Sixpence 1887 Old Wreath Design 3,675,607 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
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Sixpence Wreath (First Design): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofSixpence
From1831
To1887
Face Value6 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
Material0.925 Silver
DesignerJean Baptiste Merlen
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)
Mass (g)2.8276
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Sixpence Wreath (First Design): Photos
ImageDetails
Proof Coin - Sixpence, William IV, Great Britain, 1831
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Common wreath reverse (1831 - 1887).
Source
Proof Coin - Sixpence, William IV, Great Britain, 1831
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King William IV (1831 - 1837).
Source
Great Britain 1877 6 pence
Copyright: CoinFactsWiki / CC BY-SA
Author:
Notes: Queen Victoria, Young head (1838 - 1887).
Source