Great Britain 1940 6 pence

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 24413
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24413 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $1,175. The catalog description[1] noted, "George VI Proof Sixpence 1940, PR66 Cameo PCGS, silvery white brilliance, and deeply reflective mirrors. Very rare in this fine state of preservation." This type was issued in large numbers 1937-46 but the proofs are rare. Sixpences minted 1947-70 were copper-nickel.

Recorded mintage: 20,875,000 plus proofs.

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

Catalog reference: S-4084, KM 852.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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