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1963 Sixpence British | British Sixpence 1963


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1963  Sixpence British | British  Sixpence 1963

1963 Elizabeth II British  Sixpence Coine 1963

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

Obverse: Elizabeth II laureate bust right 

Reverse: Flora; leek, rose thistle and shamrock 
Edge: Reeded

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. 

Sixpences were originally supposed to be demonetized upon decimalisation in 1971. However, they remained legal tender until 30 June 1980.





1963 Sixpence British | British Sixpence 1963 Sixpence  
     
Coin Type: Sixpence Country: British
Alloy: Cupronickel Year: 1963
Diameter: 19mm Weight: 2.8g
Mint: London Mint Number Minted: 112.964.000


 
Date SoldDescriptionSoldbySellprice
2016 March1970 Queen Elizabeth Sixpence CoinCoins of the UK£8 UNC
 
 
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