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1856 Sixpence British | British Sixpence 1856

1856 Queen Victoria Sixpence Coin 

Victoria - 1838 to 1887, Young Head Issue

Obverse : Head left, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR REG FD around. Reverse : SIX PENCE within a wreath, crown above, date below.There are three types of Young Head obverse. Type 1 was used until 1866, then a lower relief Type 2 was used from 1867 to 1880, during which year there was a slight modification (Type 3) which makes the Queen look a little older. In 1884 the reverse was modified, with a larger SIX PENCE.

Victoria's reign of 63 years was longer than any other British monarch. Known as the Victorian era, this was a period of industrial growth and expansion of the British Empire. Sixpence coins until 1887 featured the “Young Head” of Victoria, those from 1887 on featured her more mature profile. All of the sixpences issued during Victoria's rule are sterling silver.

 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.

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.





1856 Sixpence British | British Sixpence 1856 Sixpence  
     
Coin Type: Sixpence Country: British
Alloy: Silver Year: 1856
Diameter: 19.00 Weight: 2.8g
Mint: London Mint Number Minted: 2.779.920


 
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2016 1856 Queen Victoria Sixpence Coin Young Head IssueBritish-coin-price-guide.homelinux.c£200 UNC
 
 
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