You Don’t Want To Put One Of These In The Parking Meter! There’s gold in your pockets! Well, maybe not actual gold — but as good as, because appearances can be deceiving. What the face of a coin claims to be worth is not always the case. The problem is, you have to know what
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.