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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.

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Old coins: strike gold with pre-decimal silver

Threepenny bits. (80 to a £1) With one of these I could buy some Lincoln biscuits to have with my bottle of free milk at school.

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from Mail Online

Pair of metal detector friends discover three quarters of a TON of Iron Age coins worth £10m buried in a field in Jersey after searching for 30 years

Pair of metal detector friends discover thousands of silver and gold Iron Age coins from 50BC worth £ 10 million buried in a field in Jersey after searching for 30 years. The treasure is thought to have been buried by a Celtic tribe called the Coriosolitae, in the hope it could be dug up once the Romans had left. Though Pinterest says the link is inappropriate, it's the Daily Mail and this isn't an article about cancer, royalty or the goverment.

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The Crusaders' last stand: Pot of gold worth £300,000 found in fortress where it was buried by doomed force of Christian knights

The coins - worth a fortune even in 1265 when they were thought to have been buried - were deliberately hidden inside a broken jug to prevent them being discovered. The Crusaders' last stand: Pot of gold worth £ 300,000 found in fortress where it was buried by doomed force of Christian knights

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Pair of metal detector friends discover three quarters of a TON of Iron Age coins worth £10m buried in a field in Jersey after searching for 30 years

Neil Mahrer, Conservator for the Jersey Heritage Museum inspects some of the coins uncovered in Europe's largest hoard of Iron Age coins worth up to GBP10 million

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This glorious Brilliant Uncirculated 50p coin pays tribute to the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter's birth. Discover this beautiful, accessible coin here.

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2009 250th anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Botanic Gardens 50p #CoinHunt http://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_Great_British_Coin_Hunt_50p

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