1962 Sixpence


The 1962 Sixpence

This sixpence is made from Cupro-Nickel.

The Reverse, designed by Edgar Fuller and Cecil Thomas, shows a floral design of interlocking symbols of the countries of the United Kingdom.

The Obverse shows a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Mary Gillick.


Mintage: 166,483,637 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1962 ?
Monarch is Queen Elizabeth II. Prime Minister is Harold Macmillan (Conservative). US President is John F. Kennedy. The last trolleybuses run in London. Debuts for the Rolling Stones, 'University Challenge' (with Bamber Gascoigne), 'Steptoe and Son' and Sean Connery as James Bond in 'Dr No'. Ford Cortina car launches, costing £573.
Elizabeth II (1952-Present)
Queen Elizabeth II is the current and longest reigning monarch ever. Born on 21 April 1926 to King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, she became Queen in 1952 and her Coronation was on 2 June 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II has issued many coins and was monarch during decimalisation.
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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UK On eBay UK:
LUCKY SIXPENCE UK GB ELIZABETH II  CHOOSE YOUR DATE!     ONE COIN/BUY!
LUCKY SIXPENCE UK GB ELIZABETH II CHOOSE YOUR DATE! ONE COIN/BUY!
£ 0.99
COIN KEYRING - BRITISH SIXPENCE KEYRING CHOICE OF YEAR 1920-1967 BIRTHDAY
COIN KEYRING - BRITISH SIXPENCE KEYRING CHOICE OF YEAR 1920-1967 BIRTHDAY
£ 3.99
Lucky Silver Sixpences Order 1 Get 1 Free with Free Postage Choice of Date
Lucky Silver Sixpences Order 1 Get 1 Free with Free Postage Choice of Date
£ 1.49
POLISHED LUCKY SIXPENCES 1920-1967  CHOICE OF DATE / YEAR WEDDING/ BIRTHDAY
POLISHED LUCKY SIXPENCES 1920-1967 CHOICE OF DATE / YEAR WEDDING/ BIRTHDAY
£ 1.99
Sixpence 99p Each Choose your Date 1947-1967 FREE P&P All Dates BIRTHDAY COIN
Sixpence 99p Each Choose your Date 1947-1967 FREE P&P All Dates BIRTHDAY COIN
£ 2.49
RARE 6P Six Pence Coin 1962
RARE 6P Six Pence Coin 1962
£ 100.00
1953 to 1967 Elizabeth II Cupro-Nickel Sixpence Your Choice of Date  / Year
1953 to 1967 Elizabeth II Cupro-Nickel Sixpence Your Choice of Date / Year
£ 1.35
Lucky Silver Sixpence 1947- 1967 - Birthday / anniversary - Choice of Year/Date
Lucky Silver Sixpence 1947- 1967 - Birthday / anniversary - Choice of Year/Date
£ 1.39

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