• The Sixpence collectors hunt high and low for
• A scarce coin that was hastily withdrawn from circulation because it could be made to look like the more valuable Half Sovereign
• Paired with the regular Queen Victoria Sixpence with the usual design
• Your coins will be sealed in a tamper-proof cases within a deluxe presentation case
Why I recommend The 1887 Queen Victoria 'Withdrawn' Sixpence…
In 1887, new coin designs were to be issued for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. Surprisingly, the Silver Sixpence shared the same design as the Gold Half Sovereign.
Of course, it didn't take long for some crafty opportunists to start coating the Silver Sixpence in gold paint after realising they could easily be passed off as the far more valuable Half Sovereign.
The authorities hastily withdrew the Sixpence and a quick redesign took place, with the new 1887 Sixpence reverting to a design similar to previous years, with a crown at the top of the design and a wreath around the sides, with "SIX PENCE" written across the middle of the coin.
It is unknown how many of these special sixpences were released into circulation and how many exist today after they were withdrawn, but one thing is for sure, they are hunted high and low by collectors today.
This is your chance to own the withdrawn coin along with the more common Sixpence design as a stunning pair of Classic British coins.
Alex Hanrahan, Managing Consultant
The Queen Victoria Silver Sixpence Pair
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- Both coins
- Diameter: 19.41mm
- Weight: 2.80g
- Metal: Sterling Silver
- Country of Issue: United Kingdom
- Issued: 1837 - 1901
- Obverse: Queen Victoria
- Reverse: Denomination/Shield