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.

The complete Change Checker jer guide to the rarest coins in circulation

The complete Change Checker jer guide to the rarest coins in circulation

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

Do you have a rare coin in your pocket? Ever since the news that the 2009 Kew Gardens 50p is the rarest UK coin design in circulation, there has been an in

Do you have a rare coin in your pocket? Ever since the news that the 2009 Kew Gardens 50p is the rarest UK coin design in circulation, there has been an in

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

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

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.

Five coins that can turn up in your change and be worth a mint

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.

Reverse of 1973 Fifty Pence Cupro-Nickel ProofSuperb and Scarce Official Royal Mint 1973 EEC "Hands" Solid Silver Fifty Pence Piedfort Proof Coin in Case Item A Marvellous and Scarce Vintage Royal Mint Solid Silver 1973 Piedfort Proof EEC 50P Coin, in Case.

Reverse of 1973 Fifty Pence Cupro-Nickel ProofSuperb and Scarce Official Royal Mint 1973 EEC "Hands" Solid Silver Fifty Pence Piedfort Proof Coin in Case Item A Marvellous and Scarce Vintage Royal Mint Solid Silver 1973 Piedfort Proof EEC 50P Coin, in Case.

2006 150th Anniversary of the institution of the Victoria Cross 50p #CoinHunt http://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_Great_British_Coin_Hunt_50p

2006 150th Anniversary of the institution of the Victoria Cross 50p #CoinHunt http://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_Great_British_Coin_Hunt_50p

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