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1837 Sixpence British | British Sixpence 1837


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1837 Sixpence British | British Sixpence 1837

 1837 William IV Sixpence British Coin 

 William IV - 1831, 1834 to 1837 - Only one type was used during this short reign.

Obverse : Head right, GULIELMUS IIII D G BRITANNIAR REX FD around.
Reverse : SIX PENCE within a wreath, crown above, date below (as for Victoria).

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.





1837 Sixpence British | British Sixpence 1837 Sixpence  
     
Coin Type: Sixpence Country: British
Alloy: Silver Year: 1837
Diameter: 19mm Weight: 2.8g
Mint: London Mint Number Minted: 506.880


 
 
 
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