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.
You Don’t Want To Put One Of These In The Parking Meter! There’s gold in your pockets! Well, maybe not actual gold — but as good as, because appearances can be deceiving. What the face of a coin claims to be worth is not always the case. The problem is, you have to know what