1887 Queen Victoria Silver 6p Withdrawn Imposter Six Pence


  • Diameter: 19.41mm
  • Weight: 3.00g
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Country of Issue: United Kingdom
  • Issued: 1887
  • Obverse: Queen Victoria
  • Reverse: Shield

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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.

So it was hastily withdrawn and replaced with a new design, this time with the words “SIX PENCE” to stop the fraudsters.

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is unknown how many of these special sixpences were released into circulation and how many exist today after they were withdrawn, but one thing is for sure, they are hunted high and low by collectors today.

Which makes them in high demand and incredibly difficult to source.  

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Weight 251 g


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