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  • 6 Pence 1926-1927, KM# 828, United Kingdom (Great Britain), George V
  • 6 Pence 1926-1927, KM# 828, United Kingdom (Great Britain), George V

The sixpence (6d), sometimes known as a tanner or sixpenny bit, was a coin worth one-fortieth of a pound sterling, or six pence. It was first minted in the reign of Edward VI and circulated until 1980.

George V (1865–1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936. He was the only Emperor of India to be present at his own Delhi Durbar. His reign saw the rise of socialism, communism, fascism, Irish republicanism, and the Indian independence movement, all of which radically changed the political landscape. In 1917, George became the first monarch of the House of Windsor, which he renamed from the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as a result of anti-German public sentiment.


Bare head of the King George V facing left; below on neck engraver's initials.

The legend is an abbreviated translation of “George V by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains”.

Engraver: Edgar Bertram MacKennal



Lion rampant left on crown dividing date within circle, legend above, value below.

The Tudor Crown, also known as the King's Crown or Imperial Crown, is a widely used symbol in heraldry of the United Kingdom. While various crown symbols had been used for this purpose for many years previously, the specific Tudor Crown design was standardised at the request of Edward VII. It was never intended to represent any actual physical crown, although in shape it bears a close resemblance to the small diamond crown of Queen Victoria.

The legend is an abbreviated translation of “Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India”.

Engraver: George William de Saulles



6 Pence

Modified effigy
KM# 828 Sp# 4034
Material Silver
Fineness 0.500
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 19.5 mm
Thickness 1.14 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Royal Mint

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