Obverse: Facing bust of Edward VI, rose to left and value VI to right. Reverse: Shield on cross. Mintmark Tun. Near Extremely Fine with a superb portrait, an attractive and rare coin especially so choice and the Sixpence is much scarcer than the Shilling
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.