South Africa 6 Pence 1925 to 1960
South Africa has been issuing 6 pence coins in silver with the same basic pattern since 1925. The king or queen on the front changes as the monarchy changes, but the back of the coin stays the same. The '6D' denomination using 'D' for 'Penny' can be traced to the times of the Roman denarius, the first letter of which was used for the penny until its eventual decimalisation in 1971.
Modern coins are, as a rule of thumb, worth very little. 6 pence struck after 1951 were minted in 50% silver and contain only 0.05 troy ounces of the precious metal. Before then, the silver content was 0.07 troy ounces.
Here are approximate catalog values for coins dated before 1951. 1931 is a special date.
1925 to 1930:
worn: $4 US dollars catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $10
well preserved: $40
fully uncirculated: $120
worn: $75 US dollars catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $150
well preserved: $250
fully uncirculated: $650
1932 to 1936:
worn: $2 US dollars catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $6
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $60
1937 to 1950:
worn: $1 US dollars catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $3
well preserved: $6
fully uncirculated: $25
Remember these are catalog values and must be adjusted in accordance with our Terminology page to be meaningful. Damaged coins are worth $1 or so.
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Requester description: 1926 on the front: south africa 1926 ziud africa 6 pence and a flower. on the back: georgivs v rex imperator and a picture of a man.
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