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1824 Sixpence British | British Sixpence 1824 

KING GEORGE IV British Sixpence Coin 1824 

1824 Sixpence Coin  s8: small eight in date 1820. 


George IV - 1821, 1824 to 1829 - There are two obverses, changing during 1826, and three reverses, the first changing after 1821 and the second at the same time as the obverse change in 1826. The 1821 coin is known with the BBITANNIAR error (the engraver omitted the first R and added a extra B to try and correct the error).

The only sixpence issued by George III in the first 55 years of his reign was issued in 1787. This issue has two main equally common varieties, with and without a semee of hearts on the background of the Hanoverian shield. The two types are equally common.

After the Great Recoinage of 1816 sixpences were produced in quantity. There are two interesting varieties in 1820, the inverted 1 in the date, and the I of HONI over S variety. Both are relatively scarce.
Obverse: Head right, GEOR III DG BRITT REX FD around, date below 
Reverse: Shield, HONI SOIT Q MAL Y PENSE on garter around

The sixpence (6d;), 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 Edward VI and circulated until 1980. Following decimalisation in 1971 it had a value of 2 1⁄2 new pence. The coin was made from silver from its introduction in 1551 to 1947, and thereafter in cupronickel.

1824 Sixpence British | British Sixpence 1824 Sixpence  
Coin Type: Sixpence Country: British
Alloy: Silver Year: 1824
Diameter: 19mm Weight: 2.8g
Mint: London Mint Number Minted: 633.600

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