• The Sixpence collectors hunt high and low for
• A rare error coin that was withdrawn from circulation
• Your chance to hold over 130 years of history in the palm of your hand
• Your coin will be sealed in a tamper-proof case with 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Why I recommend The 1887 Queen Victoria 'Withdrawn' Sixpence…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, 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is unknown how many of these special sixpences were released into circulation and how many exist today after they were withdrawn, but one thing is for sure, they are hunted high and low by collectors today.
Alex Hanrahan, Managing Consultant
The 1887 Queen Victoria 'Withdrawn' Sixpence
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185 957H 3
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- Diameter: 19.41mm
- Weight: 3.00g
- Metal: Sterling Silver
- Country of Issue: United Kingdom
- Issued: 1887
- Obverse: Queen Victoria
- Reverse: Shield