Great Britain 6 Pence  1911 to 1927
Great Britain 6 Pence 1911 to 1927

This series of six pence is old enough to pick up a little collector value, especially in well preserved condition. Heavily worn coins are worth essentially zero. The silver purity was 92.5% (sterling silver) until 1920, after which it dropped to 50%. Here are approximate catalog values:

1911 TO 1920
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $25
fully uncirculated: $75
coins dated 1917 are less common, multiply the above values by 2

1921 TO 1925
worn: $1
average circulated: $6
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $55

1926 AND 1927
worn: $1
average circulated: $4
well preserved (like our picture): $16
fully uncirculated: $40

These are catalog values. Use our Terminology page to convert these values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 4813 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: , Sun, 11-Jul-2010 18:03:53 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Thu, 23-Aug-2012 13:59:36 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 15-Feb-2016 23:51:38 GMT
Requester description: 1921 georgivs v d.g.britt omn rex f.d.ind imp
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Is there a sharp drop off in value after 1919 because I have one 92.5 and one 50 silver.
You are right, the purity did change! The last year of 92.5% sixpence was 1920. In this same year, a large amount of 50% coins were also struck. They are worth about the same, or perhaps a bit less in lower grades. The 50% specimens have a slightly narrower rim than the 92.5% specimens, but the same weight and diameter. The narrow rim was used until 1925, when the rim was returned to its original size, though the purity stayed at 50%. Furthermore, you are also right that there is a drop-off in value after the drop-off in silver purity. I have updated the page to reflect this. - CoinQuest (Chris)




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