Great Britain 1946 6 pence

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 24413
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24414 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $1,292.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "George VI Proof Sixpence 1946, PR65 PCGS, delicate silvery gold toning, a lovely example of the very rare Proof of Record of this year, last of the silver issues." This type was issued in large numbers 1937-46 but the proofs are rare. Sixpences minted 1947-70 were copper-nickel.

Recorded mintage: 43,466,000 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.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • [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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