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

Sixpence Wreath (Second Design), Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 1887 - 1910)
Coin TypeSixpence Wreath (Second Design)

Struck as part of a new coinage in gold and silver to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria, 1837-1887. The coins all shared a new 'Jubilee' obverse of the Queen by Boehm, adapted from his own Jubilee medal. The new obverse proved unpopular but was used until 1893.

The reverse on this coin was the second used in 1887. The first had a shield type but on this denomination the coin was so close to the gold half-sovereign in size and design that it led to wide spread frauds by gilding this coin type and passing it as a half-sovereign. Production of the shield reverse sixpence was quickly stopped and was replace by this new coin with the words SIX PENCE within a wreath on the reverse and the new Jubilee obverse.

Between 1902 and 1910, sixpence coins with this reverse were struck for King Edward VII.

Composition: 0.925 silver (0.0841 oz ASW).

Obverse

Effigy of the monarch, legend. This type was struck during the reigns of Queen Victoria and King Edward VII.

Obverse InscriptionLegend of the ruling British monarch
Reverse

Within an open wreath of laurel and oak leaves below a crown, SIX / PENCE; below, the date.

Reverse InscriptionSIX PENCE [year]
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
All Coins of Type: Sixpence Wreath (Second Design) (25)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Sixpence 1887 New Wreath Design 3,675,607 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Sixpence 1888 4,197,698 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Sixpence 1889 8,738,928 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Sixpence 1890 9,386,955 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Sixpence 1891 7,022,734 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Sixpence 1892 6,245,746 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Sixpence 1893 Jubilee Head 7,350,619 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Sixpence 1893 Veiled Head 7,350,619 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Sixpence 1894 3,467,704 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Sixpence 1895 7,024,631 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Sixpence 1896 6,651,699 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Sixpence 1897 5,031,498 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Sixpence 1898 5,914,100 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Sixpence 1899 7,996,804 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Sixpence 1900 8,984,354 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Sixpence 1901 5,108,757 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Sixpence 1902 6,372,501 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Sixpence 1903 5,410,096 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Sixpence 1904 4,487,098 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Sixpence 1905 4,235,556 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Sixpence 1906 7,641,146 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Sixpence 1907 8,733,673 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Sixpence 1908 6,739,491 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Sixpence 1909 6,584,107 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Sixpence 1910 12,490,724 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
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Sixpence Wreath (Second Design): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofSixpence
From1887
To1910
Face Value6 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
Material0.925 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.5000
Mass (g)2.8276
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Sixpence Wreath (Second Design): Photos
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Great Britain 1906 6 pence
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Notes: Common wreath design (1887 - 1910).
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Coin - Sixpence, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1887
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Notes: Queen Victoria, Jubilee head (1887 - 1893).
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Coin - Sixpence, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1900
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Notes: Queen Victoria, Veiled head (1893 - 1901).
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Great Britain 1906 6 pence
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Notes: King Edward VII (1902 - 1910).
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