It was really a pretty little coin: The English 6d of Oak sprigs and acorns ~ The sixpence, known colloquially as the tanner, or half-shilling, was a British pre-decimal coin, worth six (pre-1971) pence, or 1/40th of a pound sterling.   The first sixpences were struck in the reign of Edward VI in 1551 and continued until they were rendered obsolete by decimalisation in 1971.

It was really a pretty little coin: The English 6d of Oak sprigs and acorns ~ The sixpence, known colloquially as the tanner, or half-shilling, was a British pre-decimal coin, worth six (pre-1971) pence, or 1/40th of a pound sterling. The first sixpences were struck in the reign of Edward VI in 1551 and continued until they were rendered obsolete by decimalisation in 1971.

2005 250th Anniversary of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language 50p #CoinHunt http://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_Great_British_Coin_Hunt_50p

2005 250th Anniversary of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language 50p #CoinHunt http://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_Great_British_Coin_Hunt_50p

Beatrix Potter is to feature on a new 50p coin, marking 150 years since her birth

Beatrix Potter is to feature on a new 50p coin, marking 150 years since her birth

Royal Mint announces a treat for Olympic 50p Collectors.This UK 50p coin has been released to wish Team GB success in Rio this summer.

Royal Mint announces a treat for Olympic 50p Collectors.This UK 50p coin has been released to wish Team GB success in Rio this summer.

The Benjamin Britten 50p coin might not be worth a mint but there are some coins that turn up in your change which could be. We round up five you could find in your change.

The Benjamin Britten 50p coin might not be worth a mint but there are some coins that turn up in your change which could be. We round up five you could find in your change.

Commemorate the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings with a stunning 50p Brilliant Uncirculated coin. View the design and reserve yours today.

Commemorate the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings with a stunning 50p Brilliant Uncirculated coin. View the design and reserve yours today.

1998 European Union 50p #CoinHunt http://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_Great_British_Coin_Hunt_50p

1998 European Union 50p #CoinHunt http://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_Great_British_Coin_Hunt_50p

Isle of Man 2014 - The Snowman™ and The Snowdog - Coloured Proof Sterling Silver 50p Coin

Isle of Man 2014 - The Snowman™ and The Snowdog - Coloured Proof Sterling Silver 50p Coin

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