This is an exciting opportunity to own the first ever decimal silver sixpence - the first silver sixpence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's reign.
It has been over 60 years since a new sixpence has been struck, making this one in particular extremely special. But what's more is that is has been paired with the George VI Silver Sixpence - one of the last silver sixpences to be struck.
The first ever Decimal Silver Sixpence...
The Silver Sixpence was introduced during the reign of King Edward VI due to the debasement of silver coinage during the 1540s. Since this time sixpences have been minted during the reign of every British monarch and are still popular today as they are associated with good luck.
Your King George VI Sixpence was one of the last to be struck in silver. The coin’s obverse features Humphrey Paget’s portrait of George VI while the reverse depicts a crowned Royal Cypher with the year-date as designed by Kruger Gray.
The 2016 Silver Sixpence is the first ever Decimal Silver Sixpence and features the Jody Clark portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, while the reverse features a Royal Cypher surrounded by a floral motif by John Bergdahl.
Limited pairs available...
With an edition limit of 500, there are only a limited number of pairs available. Each coin comes protectively sealed in a tamper proof numismatic capsule, preserving it now and for years to come and is displayed in a Presentation Case with Certificate of Authenticity.
This really is an exciting opportunity to own two fantastic coins. Don't delay - secure your set today.
The Silver Sixpence Pair
(+ £3.99 p&p)
- King George VI Sixpence:
- Dates of Issue: 1937-1946
- Diameter: 19mm
- Weight: 2.83g
- Metal: 500/1000 Silver
- Obverse: King George VI by Humphrey Paget
- Reverse: Crowned Royal Cypher with Divided Date by Kruger Gray
- The 2016 Silver Sixpence:
- Date of Issue: 2016
- Diameter: 20.32mm
- Weight: 3.56g
- Metal: 925/1000 Silver
- Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark
- Reverse: Royal Cypher with a Floral Motif by John Bergdahl
(+ £3.99 p&p)