Elizabeth II, Complete Date Set of Sixpences

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Elizabeth II, Sixpence Proof, 1970

Going back to the time of Elizabeth I, it was tradition for a bride to have a sixpence in her shoe. If her husband beat her, she had enough money to go somewhere and make it all better. Let’s be honest in the 16th Century it went a lot further than it does today. It’s a nice tradition and now a days, a sixpence in your shoe is for good luck, after all today you would have to have a couple of thousand pounds in your shoe. That way the bride would be lopsided going down the aisle. The last Sixpence made for circulation was in 1967, but in 1970 the Royal Mint issued a Proof Set with the last of the pre-decimal coins. Included was a Sixpence dated 1970 and in Proof condition. It is that last ever 1970 Sixpence that we now offer you and yes, they are in Proof condition.

Elizabeth II, Scotland, Pair of Scottish Shillings BU, 1966

Most people think that the last pre-decimal coins struck for circulation were dated 1967, they would only be partly right. In fact most pre-decimal coins were last struck in 1967, that is except for the Shilling. The last Shilling struck for circulation was in 1966, they did not make any in 1967. They issued two different types of 1966 Shillings, the English reverse and the Scottish reverse. The coin on offer this issue is the Scottish 1966 Shilling in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. As the Shilling had a direct decimal equivalent they felt that they had enough of this denomination to fill all their needs at the time. We are offering you a pair (2 pieces) of the 1966 Scottish Shilling in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Why two pieces? So you can show the obverse and reverse at the same time