George VI, Sixpence Uncirculated, 1947

In 1947 for the first time, the Royal Mint issued coins without any silver in them. The legend would only last 2 years and then it would have to be changed, but the metal content would stay the same. We have high grade examples of this first cupro-nickel Sixpence, but supplies are very limited. This coin comes in 'Uncirculated' condition.
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SKU: U6D47S
£10.50
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