1926 Sixpence


The 1926 Sixpence - George V

This coin is 50% silver. 1926 can be the second or third (modified bust) issues.

The Reverse shows a Lion passant on crown. In heraldry, passant means represented as walking, with the right front foot raised.

The Obverse shows a portrait of King George V by Australian Sir Edgar Bertram MacKennal.


Mintage: 21,809,621 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1926 ?
Monarch is George V. Prime Minister is Stanley Baldwin (Conservative). US President is Calvin Coolidge. The UK General Strike begins. John Logie Baird demonstrates a mechanical television. The red telephone box introduced. The first British Grand Prix held at the Brooklands circuit (near Weybridge). Jack Hobbs scores 316 runs at match at Lord's. Agatha Christie disappears. A. A. Milne publishes Winnie-the-Pooh.
George V (1910-1936)
George V was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936 and was King during World War 1. George was the second son of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), and grandson of Queen Victoria. After his death he was succeeded by his eldest son, Edward VIII.

In 1919-20, the Silver price rose dramatically so .925 silver coins began to made in 0.500 siver. Gold Sovereigns were produced in large quantities early in George's reign - over 30 million in 1911 and again in 1912, although there was no bullion sovereigns issued 1918-1924 (Commonwealth mints did continue mintage).
General Description: Sixpences

The Sixpence (half a shilling) was a British silver coin that was first minted 1551 and virtually continuously until decimalisation in 1971. They were often known as 'tanners'. They are small coins, the last minted had a diameter of about 19.4 mm.

Specifications:

  • Year Minted: 1551-1970
  • Diameter: 19.41 mm
  • Weight: 2.83g (1816-1970)
  • Edge: Milled
  • Metal: 
    • 1551–1816: Silver
    • 1816–1920: 92.5% Silver
    • 1920–1946: 50% Silver
    • 1947–1970 Cupronickel. Zero Silver

In today's money they are 2½p. It doesn't sound much but at the time it was a weeks pocket money! It was a popular coin when in circulation and is now popular with collectors as it has a long history and many nice specimens can be obtained at affordable prices.

Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
If you don't see a coin in the list below try the Sixpences page on eBay UK

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1920 TO 1936 GEORGE V LUCKY SILVER SIXPENCES CHOICE OF YEAR / DATE
1920 TO 1936 GEORGE V LUCKY SILVER SIXPENCES CHOICE OF YEAR / DATE
£ 3.49
1926 GEORGE V SILVER SIXPENCE  ( 50% Silver )  British 6d Coin.    421
1926 GEORGE V SILVER SIXPENCE ( 50% Silver ) British 6d Coin. 421
£ 2.49
1926 GB SILVER SIXPENCE COIN / KING GEORGE V (363)
1926 GB SILVER SIXPENCE COIN / KING GEORGE V (363)
£ 8.25
George V Sixpence 6D Silver Coins Choose your date 1910-1936 Choice
George V Sixpence 6D Silver Coins Choose your date 1910-1936 Choice
£ 2.99
George V Sixpence 6D Silver Coins Choose your date 1910-1936 Year Choice
George V Sixpence 6D Silver Coins Choose your date 1910-1936 Year Choice
£ 3.99
1926  GEORGE V SILVER SIXPENCE  ( 50% Silver )  British 6d Coin.   326
1926 GEORGE V SILVER SIXPENCE ( 50% Silver ) British 6d Coin. 326
£ 4.99
COIN KEYRING - BRITISH SIXPENCE KEYRING CHOICE OF YEAR 1920-1967 BIRTHDAY
COIN KEYRING - BRITISH SIXPENCE KEYRING CHOICE OF YEAR 1920-1967 BIRTHDAY
£ 4.99
1926 SILVER SIXPENCE - KING GEORGE V GREAT BRITAIN COIN COLLECTIBLE    #WT38842
1926 SILVER SIXPENCE - KING GEORGE V GREAT BRITAIN COIN COLLECTIBLE #WT38842
£ 4.99

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