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.
Reverse of 1973 Fifty Pence Cupro-Nickel ProofSuperb and Scarce Official Royal Mint 1973 EEC "Hands" Solid Silver Fifty Pence Piedfort Proof Coin in Case Item A Marvellous and Scarce Vintage Royal Mint Solid Silver 1973 Piedfort Proof EEC 50P Coin, in Case.
vintage British coins, I remember the thrupney bit a little and the big pennies as my Grandad gave me a jar full to play 'shop' with. The shilling was used as 5p after decimalisation and the sixpence was 2 & 1/2p
One of the world’s most storied coins is the Spanish real, which was Spain’s denomination at the height of the nation’s dominance as a world power in the 16th century. Silver eight-real coins were worth one Spanish dollar, and were the source of the phrase “pieces of eight,” which has been associated with pirates and ill-gotten treasure since 1883: