6 Pence - Victoria 1st portrait; 2nd type

Features

Issuer United Kingdom
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1867-1880
Value 6 Pence = 1/2 Shilling (1/40)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 19.3 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 13213
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References KM# 751,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Sp# 3910,
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.
Sp# 3911
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Young uncrowned portrait ('Young Head') of Queen Victoria left, legend around.

Lettering: VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:

Translation: Victoria by the Grace of God Queen of the Britains Defender of the Faith

Engraver: William Wyon

William Wyon RA, was official chief engraver at the Royal Mint from 1828 until his death.

Reverse

Crowned denomination within wreath, date below.

Lettering:
SIX
PENCE
14
1867

Engraver: Jean Baptiste Merlen

Edge

Milled

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 1/11 troy ounce (43.6 grains).

Reverse die varieties:

KM#751.1; Sp#3910 (1867-78) Type A3 Second head, with die number above date;
KM#751.2; Sp#3911 (1871-80) Type A4 Second head, without die number.

2nd & 3rd type bust varieties:

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1867  1 362 200 6% KM#751.1; Sp#3910
1867  0.2% KM#751.1; Sp#3910; Proof
1868  1 069 200 3% KM#751.1; Sp#3910
1869  388 000 3% KM#751.1; Sp#3910
1869  0.5% KM#751.1; Sp#3910; Proof
1870  0.5% [none reported - delete entry]
1870  479 600 0.7% KM#751.1; Sp#3910
1870  0.2% KM#751.1; Sp#3910; plain edge Proof
1871  3 662 600 10% KM#751.1; Sp#3910
1871  1.7% KM#751.1; Sp#3910; plain edge Proof
1871  1.4% KM#751.2; Sp#3911
1871  0.5% KM#751.2; Sp#3911; Proof
1872  3 382 000 11 16% KM#751.1; Sp#3910
1873  4 594 700 13 18% KM#751.1; Sp#3910
1874  4 225 700 16% KM#751.1; Sp#3910
1875  3 256 500 8.90 14% KM#751.1; Sp#3910
1876  841 400 4% KM#751.1; Sp#3910
1877  4 066 400 14% KM#751.1; Sp#3910
1877  3% KM#751.2; Sp#3911
1878  0.2% KM#751.1; Sp#3910; 'DRITANNIAR'
1878  2 624 500 11% KM#751.1; Sp#3910; overdate variety exists
1878  0.2% KM#751.1; Sp#3910; Proof
1878  0.2% KM#751.2; Sp#3911
1879  3 326 300 0.98 14% KM#751.2; Sp#3911
1879  0.5% KM#751.2; Sp#3911; Proof
1880  3 892 000 12% KM#751.2; Sp#3911; see comments

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