Values of Coins of England and Great Britain

('Coins of the UK')

by Tony Clayton


Sixpence


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Search by reign:

Oliver Cromwell : Charles II : James II : William & Mary : William III : Anne : George I : George II : George III : George IV : William IV : Victoria : Edward VII : George V : George VI : Elizabeth II


It is stressed that the following prices are a guide to retail prices only, and are in UK pounds. They represent what you might have to pay a dealer, rather than what you might be able to sell them for.

I can take no personal responsibility for their accuracy, although every effort has been made to ensure that they have been copied correctly.

The information has generally been taken from the UK monthly magazine Coin News, and is reproduced by the kind permission of

Token Publishing Ltd, PO Box 14, Honiton, Devon EX14 9YP, UK


Condition Grades

The headings F, VF, EF and Unc refer to the condition grades of the coins. A guide to evaluating grades is found on my UK Coin Values Index page.

Proof coins relatively often found are listed, but the absence of a mention does not mean that a proof of that year does not exist.


Oliver Cromwell

Year    F       VF      EF  
1658    Rare patterns

Charles II

Year    F       VF      EF
1674    70      300     900
1675    70      300     900
1675/4  80      300     925
1676    80      300     900
1676/5  85      300     900
1677    70      300     900
1678/7  70      280     900
1679    75      300     900
1680    90      500     1000
1681    80      300     900
1682/1  80      300     1000
1682    100     320     1000
1683    70      300     925
1684    75      300     900
1675/4 means the 5 is over a 4

James II

Year     F       VF      EF
1686    130     425     1000
1687t1  140     475     1100
1687/6  140     450     1000
1687t2  140     450     1300
1687/6t2140     475     1100
1688    140     450     1100
t1: early shields
t2: late shields

William & Mary

Year    F       VF      EF
1693    120     425     950
1693i   175     500     1250
1694    130     450     1050
i: inverted 3

William III

Year             F       VF      EF
1695            35      100     400
1696b1r1        35      100     325
1696ns          50      140     500
1696b1r1B       40      100     400
1696b1r1C       35      100     425
1696b1r1E       50      110     425
1696b1r1N       40      100     425
1696b1r1y       40      110     500
1696b1r1Y       45      200     500
1696b1r2        50      175     400
1696b1r2B       70      225     550
1696Bns         80      275     550
1696b1r2C       80      350     850
1696b1r2N       70      325
1696b2          300     800
1697b1          30      75      300
1697b1B         50      110     450
1697b1C         70      200     475
1697b1E         70      200     450
1697b1N         70      200     450
1697b1y         60      125     475
1697b2          135     425     1400
1697b3          25      70      275
1697b3B         50      110     450
1697b3C         75      220     500
1697b3E         75      200     550
1697b3Y         60      200     500
1698            60      170     475
1698pl          75      200     650
1699            90      250     750
1699pl          70      250     700
1699r           70      250     700
1700            40      90      350
1700pl          2000
1701            60      140     450

b1: first bust
b2: second bust
b3: third bust
r1: early harp
r2: later harp
B,C,E,N,y,Y: mint mark under bust
pl: plumes in angles on reverse
r: roses in angles on reverse
ns: roses in angles but no obverse stops


Queen Anne

Year    F       VF      EF
1703V   40      130     400
1705    60      170     500
1705pl  45      150     450
1705rp  60      150     450
1707bU  50      150     425
1707aU  40      80      275
1707aUE 40      80      300
1707pl  45      120     325
1708    45      100     400
1708E   50      100     350
1708E*  60      140     400
1708E*E 50      140     400
1708pl  55      140     450
1710rp  35      110     450
1711    25      70      220

V: VIGO under bust
pl: plumes
rp: roses & plumes
bU: pre-union
aU: post-union
E,E*: mint marks below bust
E*E: 'Edinburgh' bust


George I

Year    F       VF      EF
1717    90      250     700
1720    80      250     650
1723SSC 30      70      200
1726    80      225     650

SSC: SSC in angles on reverse
All others have roses & plumes.


George II

Year     F       VF      EF
1728    70      240     525
1728    proof           3300
1728pl  40      140     400
1728rp  35      125     300
1731rp  40      140     325
1732rp  35      125     300
1734rp  40      140     350
1735rp  35      140     350
1735/4rp45      150     400
1736rp  45      150     375
1739r   30      100     275
1741r   30      100     275
1743r   25      75      250
1745r   25      80      250
1745/3r 30      85      275
1745L   30      80      260
1746L   30      80      260
1746    proof           1200
1750    30      120     325
1751    35      150     350
1757    15      30      85
1758    15      30      85

pl: plumes
rp: roses & plumes
r: roses
L: LIMA below bust


George III

Year    F       VF      EF
1787nsh 15      35      80      110
1787sh  15      35      80      110
nsh: no semee of hearts
sh: semee of hearts on 4th shield

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1816    7       15      40      100
1817    7       15      40      100
1818    10      25      80      175
1819    8       15      40      90
1819s8  10      20      50      125
1820    8       15      50      120
s8: small eight in date

George IV

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1821    12      30      120     350
1821BB  100     300     900
1821    proof                   750
1824    10      30      100     325
1825    12      30      100     300
1826t2  40      100     240     550
1826t3  10      30      100     220
1826t3  proof                   475
1827    40      100     300     600
1828    20      50      150     325
1829    15      45      125     350
BB: BBRITANNIAR error
t2: garter reverse
t3: lion reverse

William IV

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1831    15      40      125     300
1831    proof                   500
1834    15      40      125     300
1835    15      40      125     300
1836    15      45      250     350
1837    20      45      220     500

Victoria

Type 1: First Young Head
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1838    15      40      110     300
1839    15      40      110     300
1839    proof                   700
1840    15      40      100     300
1841    18      40      100     300
1842    15      40      100     300
1843    15      40      100     300
1844    15      30      75      300
1844L   18      40      120     340
1845    15      35      80      300
1846    15      35      80      300
1848    50      100     300     900
1848/6  50      120     400
1850    12      35      90      300
1850/3  18      40      100     350
1851    10      30      90      300
1852    10      30      140     325
1853    10      30      140     325
1853    proof                   850
1854    150     400     900     2000
1855    10      30      100     225
1855/3  15      45      100     250
1856    10      40      100     250
1857    10      40      100     250
1858    10      40      100     250
1859    10      40      100     250
1859/8  12      40      110     350
1860    10      35      100     275
1862    90      200     500     1250
1863    70      150     400     900
1866ndn ex rare
Type 2: First Young Head, die number above date
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1864dn  10      25      100     240
1865dn  10      25      90      240
1866dn  10      25      90      240
Type 3: Second Young Head, die number above date
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1867dn  10      30      100     275
1868dn  10      30      100     225
1869dn  10      30      100     225
1870dn  10      30      100     225
1871dn  8       30      60      170
1872dn  8       30      60      170
1873dn  8       30      60      170
1874dn  8       30      60      170
1875dn  8       30      60      170
1876dn  8       30      60      170
1877dn  8       30      60      170
1878dn  8       30      60      180
1878DR  125     300     900
1879dn  8       25      75      175
Type 4: Second Young Head, no die number
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1871ndn 8       30      60      170
1877ndn 8       30      60      170
1879ndn 8       25      75      175
1880h2  8       25      70      175
Type 5: Third Young Head
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1880h3  8       20      70      150
1881    8       20      70      150
1882    15      50      150     375
1883    8       20      60      125
1884    8       20      60      125
1885    8       20      60      125
1886    8       20      60      120
1887yh  8       20      60      120
L: large date
dn: die number
ndn: no die number
h2: second head
h3: third head
DR: DRITANNIAR error
yh: young head
Type 6: Jubilee Head, shield reverse
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1887sh  6       10      15      30
1887sh  proof                   120
Type 7: Jubilee Head, normal reverse
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1887nr  6       8       18      35
1888    8       12      35      60
1889    8       12      35      70
1890    8       12      35      70
1891    8       12      35      70
1892    8       12      35      80
1893jh  500     1000    3000
sh: shield reverse, jubilee head
nr: normal reverse              
jh: jubilee head
Type 8: Old Head
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1893oh  7       12      22      50
1893oh  proof                   140
1894    8       18      50      125
1895    8       18      45      90
1896    7       15      35      65
1897    7       15      35      65
1898    7       15      35      65
1899    7       15      35      55
1900    7       15      35      55
1901    7       15      35      55
oh: old head

Edward VII

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1902    5       10      30      60
1902    proof                   90
1903    7       20      50      160
1904    15      50      175     500
1905    8       20      70      200
1906    7       12      40      110
1907    7       12      45      120
1908    10      30      110     350
1909    7       18      50      175
1910    5       8       25      50

George V

Type 1: .925 Silver
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1911    3       7       15      40
1911    proof                   80
1912    3       7       20      65
1913    3       8       22      75
1914    3       7       10      35
1915    3       7       12      45
1916    3       7       10      35
1917    8       24      60      140
1918    3       7       12      30
1919    3       7       12      40
1920    3       7       10      35
Type 2: .500 Silver
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1920    1       3       10      30
1921    1       3       10      40
1922    1       3       10      30
1923    4       10      45      110
1924    1       5       10      35
1925    1       3       10      35
1925br  1       3       10      35
1926    1       3       10      35
br: broad rim
Type 3: Modified Obverse
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1926    1       2       10      35
1927            2       10      35
Type 4: New Oak Sprig Reverse
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1927    proof           10      35
1928    1       2       8       25
1929    1       2       8       25
1930    1       2       8       30
1931    1       2       8       30
1932    1       2       8       40
1933    1       2       8       25
1934    1       2       12      35
1935    1       2       6       15
1936    1       2       6       15
n.b. the 1927 proof has the 1928 design.

George VI

Type 1: IND IMP
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1937                    1       5
1937    proof                   10
1938            2       5       18
1939                    1       5
1940                    1       5
1941                    1       5
1942                    1       4
1943                    1       4
1944                    1       4
1945                    1       3
1946                    1       3
1947                    1       3
1948                    1       3
Type 2: No IND IMP
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1949                    1       3
1950                    1       3
1950    proof                   7
1951                    1       3
1951    proof                   7
1952    5       18      45      120

Elizabeth II

Type 1: BRITT OMN
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1953                            2
1953    proof                   4
Type 2: No BRITT OMN
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1954                            3
1955                            1
1956                            1
1957                            1
1958                            3
1959                            1
1960                            3
1961                            3
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1970    proof only               1

Values extracted from Coin News July 2013

The lack of a value for a grade means either that the coin is rarely found in that grade or that its value is less than 1.


Search by reign:

Oliver Cromwell : Charles II : James II : William & Mary : William III : Anne : George I : George II : George III : George IV : William IV : Victoria : Edward VII : George V : George VI : Elizabeth II


Bullion Value

Very worn coins of Victoria and later may be worth no more than bullion value.

On 7th March 2015 silver bullion was $15.19 per oz (£10.10). An unworn sixpence dated prior to 1920 contains 0.0841 oz of silver, and this gives a bullion value of about £0.85 or US$1.28.

Sixpence from the period 1920 to 1946 contain 0.0454 oz of silver and thus had a bullion value of £0.46 or US$0.69.

Please note that the silver price and exchange rates fluctuate. Current bullion values may be available on my Bullion Value page.


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