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1952 Sixpence British | British Sixpence 1952


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1952  Sixpence British | British  Sixpence 1952

1952 George VI British  Sixpence Coine 1952.

The coin was made from silver from its introduction in 1551 to 1947, and thereafter in cupronickel. 

Obverse

Uncrowned bust facing left
Lettering: GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX
Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget
Reverse
GRI (Georgius Rex Imperator) monogram dividing date, crown above. Legend above, value below.
Lettering: 
FID•DEF• •IND•IMP
19 GRI 42
K. G.
SIXPENCE

 

The silver content was reduced from 92.5% to 50% in 1920. Telling the difference comes from experience, as the hardness of the metal changed making the strike look slightly different.

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. 





1952 Sixpence British | British Sixpence 1952 Sixpence  
     
Coin Type: Sixpence Country: British
Alloy: Cupronickel Year: 1952
Diameter: 19mm Weight: 2.8g
Mint: London Mint Number Minted: 1.013.477


 
Date SoldDescriptionSoldbySellprice
2016 March1950 George Vi British Silver Sixpence CoinBritish-coin-price-guide.homelinux.c£45 UNC
 
 
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