Great Britain 1939 6 pence

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Heritage sale 3021, lot 21092
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 21092 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $1,057.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "George VI Proof Sixpence 1939, PR64 Cameo NGC, a lovely choice specimen having lightly speckled silvery gray surfaces. Very rare as a Proof of Record." This type was issued in large numbers 1937-46 but the proofs are rare. Sixpences minted 1947-70 were copper-nickel.

Recorded mintage: 28,670,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 2.82 g, .500 fine silver, 19.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S-4084, KM 852.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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