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.

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A trip to the corner sweet shop as a child
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Coin Values and Prices - Coin Catalogs and Red Book Values and How Much Your Coins are Worth: U.S. Quarter Values

Coin Values and Prices - Coin Catalogs and Red Book Values and How Much Your Coins are Worth: U.S. Quarter Values

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Gold Angel of King Henry VIII (1509-1547) First Coinage (1509-26) 5.11g (S.2265, N.1760). Obv. Mint Mark - castle with pellet left. rev. castle with saltire right.

Gold Angel of King Henry VIII (1509-1547) First Coinage (1509-26) 5.11g (S.2265, N.1760). Obv. Mint Mark - castle with pellet left. rev. castle with saltire right.

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Coin collecting is often a hobby that people start when they are children, but coins can be valuable collectibles. There are a number of rare coins from the United States that are worth up to $10,000 or more.

Coin collecting is often a hobby that people start when they are children, but coins can be valuable collectibles. There are a number of rare coins from the United States that are worth up to $10,000 or more.

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25 Rare Quarters You'll Want For Your Quarter Coin Collection #coins
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