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6 Pence - Victoria 1st portrait; 2nd type

Features

Country 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 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 751,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# 3910,
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)
Sp# 3911
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

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

Reverse die varieties:

KM#751.1; Sp#3910 Type A3 Second head, with die number above date;
KM#751.2; Sp#3911 Type A4 Second head, without die number.

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1867  1,362,200 7% KM#751.1; Sp#3910
1867  0.3% KM#751.1; Sp#3910; Proof
1868  1,069,200 4% KM#751.1; Sp#3910
1869  388,000 4% KM#751.1; Sp#3910
1869  0.6% KM#751.1; Sp#3910; Proof
1870  0.6% [none reported - delete entry]
1870  479,600 0.6% KM#751.1; Sp#3910
1870  0.3% KM#751.1; Sp#3910; plain edge Proof
1871  3,662,600 8% KM#751.1; Sp#3910
1871  3% KM#751.1; Sp#3910; plain edge Proof
1871  1.6% KM#751.2; Sp#3911
1871  0.6% KM#751.2; Sp#3911; Proof
1872  3,382,000 6.93 15% KM#751.1; Sp#3910
1873  4,594,700 16% KM#751.1; Sp#3910
1874  4,225,700 14% KM#751.1; Sp#3910
1875  3,256,500 15% KM#751.1; Sp#3910
1876  841,400 4% KM#751.1; Sp#3910
1877  4,066,400 15% KM#751.1; Sp#3910
1877  3% KM#751.2; Sp#3911
1878  0.3% KM#751.1; Sp#3910; 'DRITANNIAR'
1878  2,624,500 10% KM#751.1; Sp#3910; overdate variety exists
1878  0.3% KM#751.1; Sp#3910; Proof
1878  0.3% KM#751.2; Sp#3911
1879  3,326,300 13% KM#751.2; Sp#3911
1879  0.6% KM#751.2; Sp#3911; Proof
1880  3,892,000 13% KM#751.2; Sp#3911; obverse of 1879

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