George V and a George VI. Pair of Silver Sixpences. All coins are original and genuine and struck by the Royal Mint, the ones that they are selling and the ones that we are selling are exactly the same. They were made for circulation and are struck in 500 fine Silver. Check out the Royal Mint website and you will see that they are charging £26.00 for each coin or £52.00 for the pair.
In 1926 a Princess, now Queen Elizabeth II was born. Her grandfather King George
V was on the throne at the time. The Sixpence was still being struck in silver. John
Logie Baird demonstrated TV and the country had a terrible General Strike.
For some reason the coins of 1926 are not easy to get. So we were very happy when
we were offered a small group of the 1926 Silver Sixpence, a most useful and collected
denomination. The coins are used, but in selected circulated condition.
Honour our great Monarch, add a silver sixpence of her birth year to your collection.
After all Queen Elizabeth II is the longest serving Monarch that this great nation
has ever had.
In 1927 the Royal Mint changed the design of the Silver Sixpence to have six
acorns on the reverse. As the 1927 issue was only issued in the Proof Set it is not
really a coin issued for circulation. So we are offering the complete set of coins
issued for circulation 1928-1936 in selected circulated condition. A total of nine different
dates of this ‘6 Acorn’ coin. All the coins were originally struck at the Royal
Mint and all are struck in 500 fine Silver.
These 1936 silver sixpences have the portrait of King George V on them, but they have a far more interesting history. King George V died and his son became King Edward VIII and most of these Sixpences were struck during the reign of King Edward VIII. In December of that year Edward abdicated and his brother became King George VI.
While the portrait is that of King George V who knows who was actually on the throne when they were struck. It is an interesting conundrum which will never be figured out.
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 'About Uncirculated' condition.