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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.

Summer may have gone for another year, but it’s not all doom and gloom – we promise! Check out our list of reasons why autumn should be a season to look forward to and not dread. Have we missed any? Let us know in the comments below!

"Ship of the Fens," Ely Cathedral, The Octagon Tower, Cambridgeshire, England ~ 11th century Norman stone architecture origins with Gothic additions

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