This is a strange coin; when I moved to London in 1968 this coin cost more in real terms than it does
now. Everyone was trying to put together a set of pre-decimal coins in uncirculated condition and this is one
of the coins that caused a little bit of trouble.
Everyone puts away the first year of a new design and especially if it is a Coronation year (1953). The
second year less are put away and as time goes on fewer and fewer are put away, until it gets very difficult
to find uncirculated examples of some dates.
We bought a small group of 1957 Queen Elizabeth II Sixpences in uncirculated condition. Not a rare
coin, but one that is difficult to find if you need one. They are very inexpensive at just £3.95; they actually cost more in 1968 than I am charging now.