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DATE

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[SX]  GB  SIXPENCES 1838 - 1887 YH

GRADE 

Price ()


For lower grade Victorian sixpences - See our 'Silver bullion' page 

Victoria  [Young head]   1838 - 1887 (YH)

SX 1838 A

Picture              Bright

EF+-pAS 385.00
SX 1838 A

Picture     Slight toning

VF+-EF? 95.00
SX 1839 A

Light tone

EF/EF+ 225.00
SX 1839 A NGC slabbed AU58 - Steel blue tone EF 175.00
SX 1839 A Fair-F 14.50
SX 1839 P Proof - Deep tone pAS 750.00
SX 1840 A

Scarce         Bright

EF? 150.00
SX 1841 A Out of

stock

SX 1842 A Obv. A bit dirty & dark around legend
Rev. Also a bit dark around wreath Fair-F 14.50
SX 1843 A Out of

stock

Ghosting & die cracks in the

 1840's  1850's & 1860's

It appears that the Royal Mint had big

problems with the sixpence dies clashing.

This in turn would have caused the

many die cracks on these dies.

As I add new items to these web pages

I am finding that it is very rare to see

a sixpence "without" the ghosting of

Victoria's head on the reverse.

However several coins also show part

of the 'wreath & ribbon ties' from the 

reverse of the coin, below Victoria's

bust, on the obverse as well as

the several die cracks.

Several examples in the 1850's

show double or more 'ghost' images

where the dies clashed more than once! 

1844 - Date types

Normal, Slightly wider, Large

SX 1844 A Date: Normal 44    Light tone pAS 395.00
SX 1844 A Date: Normal 44
Rev. Clear ghosting of Victoria's head EF+ 300.00
SX 1844 A Date: Normal 44  Bright
Rev. Clear ghosting of Victoria's head EF?/EF 125.00
SX 1844 A Date: Normal 44  Slight scuffing EF? 75.00
SX 1844 A Date: Normal 44  Bright VF+ 50.00
SX 1844 A Date: Normal 44 F 12.50
SX 1844 A Date: Normal 44  Fair 9.50

1845 - 2 date types

Type A - Narrow date        Type B - Wide date

SX 1845 A Date: narrow Out of

stock

SX 1845 B Date: Wider Out of

stock

1846 - date types

Various date differences

SX 1846 A

Picture             Bright

EF+ 295.00
SX 1846 B

Obv. F of F: D: double struck

Date:8 & 4 both double struck

EF?/EF 100.00
SX 1846 B Date: 8 & 4 both double struck VF+ 50.00
SX 1846 C

Obv. Couple of die cracks

EF? 90.00
SX 1846 D Rev. die rotated, clockwise, by

about 40 degrees 

VF+ 75.00
SX 1847 A

Extremely rare

Out of

stock

SX 1848 A

Very rare

Out of

stock

SX 1850 A Obv. Tiny indent on chin - otherwise EF+ 300.00
SX 1852 A Date: 8 & 5 double struck    Bright EF 195.00
SX 1852 A

Picture         Toned

EF?-EF 185.00
SX 1852 A

Obv. Slight edge nick at 7 o'clock

VF+-EF? 50.00

1853 - date types

Various date differences

SX 1853 A

Date: Arabic 1 (wide date)           Bright

pAS 325.00
SX 1853 A

Date: Arabic 1 (wide date)           Bright

EF-EF+ 195.00
SX 1853 A

Obv. Victoria has two chins !

Date: Arabic 1 (wide date)           Bright

EF 165.00
SX 1853 A

Rev. Very slight scuffing

Date: Arabic 1 (wide date)           Bright

EF?-EF 120.00
SX 1853 B Date: Arabic 1 (narrow date)       Toned EF+ 675.00
SX 1853 C Date: Roman I (narrow date)      Bright EF?-EF 1200.00
SX 1854 A

Extremely rare

Out of

stock

1855 - date types

Various date differences

SX 1855 A

Date: Narrower      Choice brownish tone

pAS 395.00
SX 1855 A Date: Narrower      Bright EF+ 315.00
SX 1855 A

Date: Narrower      Bright

EF-EF+ 275.00
SX 1855 A Date: Narrower      Bright F+ 12.50
SX 1855 A Date: Narrower      Bright Fine 9.50
SX 1855 B

Date: Slightly wider     Bright 

EF-EF+ 375.00
SX 1855 B Date: Slightly wider     Greyish tone VF+ 60.00

1856 & 1857

Normal & longer line below PENCE

SX 1856 A Rev. Normal length line below PENCE EF 150.00
SX 1856 A Rev. Normal length line below PENCE VF+-EF? 85.00
SX 1856 A Rev. Normal length line below PENCE VF+ 50.00
SX 1856 A Rev. Normal length line below PENCE VF 40.00
SX 1856 A Rev. Normal length line below PENCE F+-VF? 20.00
SX 1856 B Rev. Longer length line below PENCE VF+-EF? 125.00
SX 1857 A Rev. Normal length line below PENCE Out of

stock

SX 1857 B Rev. Longer length line below PENCE Out of

stock

1858 - 2 Obverse dies & various date sizes

Obv. 1  2nd I of BRITANNIAR to tooth
Obv. 2  2nd I of BRITANNIAR to gap
SX 1858 Aa 1 + A  (D.1057)  Large date   Bright F/F+ 75.00
SX 1858 Ab 1 + A  (D.1057)  Small date   Toned VF? 50.00
SX 1858 Ba 2 + A  (D.1058)  Small date   Choice pAS 395.00
SX 1858 Bb 2 + A  (D.1058)  Small narrow date
 For date see Bb Fair-F 15.00

1859 - Slight date variations

SX 1859 A

Date: Normal size. Bright with hint of tone

EF+ 295.00
SX 1859 A Obv. Small digs on Victoria's neck Fine 10.00
SX 1859 Ab Date: Slightly smaller size EF 150.00
SX 1859 Ab Date: Slightly smaller size EF?/EF 120.00
SX 1859 Ab A bit scuffy & claggy Fine 10.00
SX 1859 B Date: 9 over 8   Choice very deep tone pAS 450.00

1860 - Date type

SX 1860 A

Date: 1, 8 & 0 are large - 6 is smaller

out of 

stock

SX 1862 A out of 

stock

SX 1863 A

Deep toned        Rare

EF 495.00
SX 1863 A

Bright        Rare

EF?/EF 425.00

1864 - 2 date types & Die numbers

SX 1864 A Obv. Light Scuffing & slight dark tone  
Die No. 4   Date: Plain end tail 4   F+/F 10.00
SX 1864 A Die No. 5   Date: Plain end tail 4  Bright EF/EF? 175.00
SX 1864 B Die No. 13  Date: slant-up tail end 4  EF-EF+ 265.00
SX 1864 B Die No. 16  Date: slant-up tail end 4  VF+ 60.00
SX 1864 B Die No. 21  Date: slant-up tail end 4 EF?-EF 150.00
SX 1864 C Die No. 26  Date: slant-up tail end 4 but
with small wide spread numerals Fair/F 50.00
SX 1864 B Die No. 28  Date: slant-up tail end 4  VF+ 60.00

1865 - Die numbers

SX 1865 A Die No. 1   Bright with a hint of tone EF 185.00
SX 1865 A Die No. 2   Greyish tone VF 35.00
SX 1865 A Die No. 3   Bright VF 35.00
SX 1865 A Die No. 6   Bright with slight tone  VF+-EF? 115.00
SX 1865 A Die No. 10  Greyish tone F+ 15.00
SX 1865 A Die No. 15  Bright with a slight tone EF/EF+ 225.00
SX 1865 A Die No. 21  Bright EF?/EF 150.00
SX 1865 A Die No. 32  Greyish tone
Highest known number for this date
No die no. between 24 & 32 as yet found VF 85.00

1866 - 2 date types & Die numbers

SX 1866 A Die No. 1    Bright EF? 150.00
SX 1866 A Die No. 6    Rev. Light greyish tone EF? 125.00
SX 1866 Ac Die No. 11   A bit of pitting Fair/F 12.50
SX 1866 Ad Die No. 13 or 15 ?! (top filled in !) Fair/F 12.50
SX 1866 Ac Die No. 21   Bright EF 165.00
SX 1866 Ab Die No. 23   Bright EF+-pAS 350.00
SX 1866 Ab Die No. 23 Fine 15.00
SX 1866 Ab Die No. 24  Light tone around legend VF+-EF? 100.00
SX 1866 A Die No. 30  Obv. Bright.  Rev. Light tone VF-VF+ 50.00
SX 1866 A Die No. 36  Rev. Slight edge bruise VF+ 65.00
SX 1866 B Die No. 42  Bright EF?-EF 150.00
SX 1866 B Die No. 43  Choice deeply toned pAS 395.00
SX 1866 B Die No. 43  Bright EF? 125.00
SX 1866 B Die No. 45  Choice toning pAS 395.00
SX 1866 B Die No. 45  Bright with choice light toning pAS 395.00
SX 1866 B Die No. 58  Bright VF 50.00

1867 and 1868 - 2 Obverse dies

Obv. 2  T & I of GRATIA to tooth; R of REG to tooth
Obv. 3  T & I of GRATIA to gap;  R of REG to gap

1867 - Die numbers

SX 1867 A Obv. 2 out of 

stock

SX 1867 B Obv. 3 out of 

stock

1868 - Die numbers

SX 1868 A Obv. 2 out of 

stock

SX 1868 B Obv. 3 out of 

stock

1869 - Die numbers

SX 1869 A out of 

stock

1870 - Die numbers

SX 1870 A out of 

stock

1871 - Die numbers

SX 1871 A With NO die number ! out of 

stock

SX 1871 B Die No. 2 - Leg thicker at base F+ 16.50
SX 1871 B Die No. 4  Deep tone EF+ 300.00
SX 1871 Bb Die No. 12 - Thin pencil leg VF-VF+ 45.00
SX 1871 Bb Die No. 17 - Thin pencil leg VF+ 60.00
SX 1871 Bc Die No. 38 - Small 7 to that of Die 2 & 4 VF 30.00

1872 - Die numbers

SX 1872 A Die No. 35  Bright with light tone VF+-EF? 85.00
SX 1872 A Die No. 44  Bright VF+-EF? 90.00
SX 1872 A Die No. 48 F/F+ 15.00
SX 1872 A Die No. 58 VF-VF+ 40.00
SX 1872 A Die No. 71  Bright EF 150.00

1873 - 3 Reverse dies

Rev. A  Small teeth, + on crown left of tooth
Rev. B  large teeth, + on crown right of tooth - RARE
Rev. C  long teeth, + on crown left of tooth - RARE

1873 - Die numbers

SX 1873 A 3 + A  Die No. 1    Bright VF+ 70.00
SX 1873 A 3 + A  Die No. 2    Bright VF+ 60.00
SX 1873 A 3 + A  Die No. 4    Toned VF 30.00
SX 1873 A 3 + A  Die No. 14   Bright EF?-EF 125.00
SX 1873 A 3 + A  Die No. 17  Obv. Rim indent VF+ 50.00
SX 1873 A 3 + A  Die No. 61   Bright EF?-EF 125.00
SX 1873 A 3 + A  Die No. 62   Bright EF+ 245.00
SX 1873 A 3 + A  Die No. 75   Bright VF+ 60.00
SX 1873 A 3 + A  Die No. 76   Bright EF?-EF 125.00
SX 1873 A 3 + A  Die No. 84   Bright - edge tone VF? 25.00
SX 1873 A 3 + A  Die No. 91   Toned Fair 15.00
SX 1873 B 3 + B  Die No. 92   Bright VF+ 250.00
SX 1873 B 3 + B  Die No. 93   Choice tone

* Finest example we have seen or had

with this very rare reverse type

pAS 850.00
SX 1873 C 3 + C  Die No. 114   Bright Fine 85.00
SX 1873 A 3 + A  Die No. 121   Bright Fair? 15.00

1874 - 2 Obverse dies & 2 styles of 4 in date

Obv. 3  D of DEI to gap & R of REG to gap
Obv. 4  D of DEI to tooth & R of REG to tooth
Date: Type 1 - 4 in date has a T-bar or crosslet tail
Date: Type 2 - 4 in date has a plain end tail

1874 - Die numbers

SX 1874 A 3 + C  Die No. 1  T-bar tail 4  Bright EF 165.00
SX 1874 A 3 + C  Die No. 7  T-bar tail 4  Bright VF+-EF? 80.00
SX 1874 A 3 + C  Die No. 9  T-bar tail 4  Bright VF-VF+ 45.00
SX 1874 B 4 + C  Die No. 10  T-bar tail 4  Bright
Very early example of obverse 4 Fine 35.00
SX 1874 A 3 + C  Die No. 11  T-bar tail 4   Toned VF+ 65.00
SX 1874 A 3 + C  Die No. 18  T-bar tail 4 Fine 15.00
SX 1874 A 3 + C  Die No. 21  T-bar tail 4 Fair 9.50
SX 1874 B 4 + C  Die No. 23  T-bar tail 4 VF 40.00
SX 1874 A 3 + C  Die No. 24  T-bar tail 4   Bright EF? 95.00
SX 1874 A 3 + C  Die No. 24  T-bar tail 4  Toned VF+ 65.00
SX 1874 A 3 + C  Die No. 25  T-bar tail 4

Rev. SIX & PE of PENCE weak but clear

Fair/? 6.50
SX 1874 A 3 + C  Die No. 26  T-bar tail 4   Bright EF+ 245.00
SX 1874 B 4 + C  Die No. 27  T-bar tail 4   Bright EF-EF+ 195.00
SX 1874 B 4 + C  Die No. 32  T-bar tail 4   Toned VF+ 65.00
SX 1874 B 4 + C  Die No. 37  T-bar tail 4   Toned
The 7 of the die no. 37 - double struck !  VF+ 75.00
SX 1874 B Obv.  Hairline scratch on neck 
4 + C  Die No. 44   T-bar tail 4  Toned VF+-EF? 65.00
SX 1874 C 4 + C  Die No. 49   Plain end tail 4
* Plain end tail 4 are very scarce VF+ 175.00
SX 1874 C 4 + C  Die No. 50   Plain end tail 4
* Plain end tail 4 are very scarce
The 0 of the die no. 50 - double struck !  VF+ 185.00

1875 - 2 Obverse dies 

Obv. 3  D of DEI to gap & R of REG to gap
Obv. 4  D of DEI to tooth & R of REG to tooth

1875 - Die numbers

SX 1875 B 4 + C  Die no. 18  Bright VF 40.00
SX 1875 B 4 + C  Die no. 55  Toned EF+-pAS 275.00
SX 1875 B 4 + C  Die no. 58  Toned VF?-VF 35.00
SX 1875 B 4 + C  Die no. 62  Toned F-F+ 15.00
SX 1875 B 4 + C  Die no. 63  Bright EF 175.00
SX 1875 B 4 + C  Die no. 69  Toned F+ 18.50
SX 1875 A 3 + C  Die no. 73  Bright - Scarce VF+-EF? 250.00

1876 - Die numbers

SX 1876 A 4 + C    out of 

stock

1877 - Die numbers

SX 1877 A 4 + C  Die no. 11 Fair 9.50

1878 - Die numbers

SX 1878 A 4 + C  Die no. 27 (Die no. 7 over 7) pAS 325.00
SX 1878 A 4 + C  Die no. 39  Light tone EF+ 265.00

1879 - 2 Obverse & 2 Reverse dies

Obv. 4  I of GRATIA to gap
Obv. 5  I of GRATIA to tooth
Rev. C  Cross on Crown below tooth
Rev. D  Cross on Crown touches tooth

1879 - Die numbers

SX 1879 A 4 + C   WITH  Die no.  (D. 1093) Out of 

stock

SX 1879 B 4 + C   No die number  (D. 1094) EF? 185.00
SX 1879 B 4 + C   No die number  (D. 1094) Fair 10.00
SX 1879 C 4 + D   No die number  (D. 1095) Out of 

stock

SX 1879 D 5 + D   No die number  (D. 1096) Out of 

stock

1880 - 2 Obverse dies

Obv. 5  I of GRATIA to tooth
Obv. 6  I of GRATIA to gap
SX 1880 A 5 + D (D.1097)  Bright  RARE EF?-EF 250.00
SX 1880 B 6 + D (D.1098)  Bright EF+ 195.00
SX 1880 B 6 + D (D.1098)  Bright EF 150.00
SX 1880 B 6 + D (D.1098)  Obv. Hairline scratch VF+-EF? 50.00

1881 - 3 minor date types

SX 1881 A Date: 'Smaller'   Bright EF+ 165.00
SX 1881 A Date: 'Smaller'   Toned VF+ 35.00
SX 1881 B Date: 'Taller'    Bright  EF+ 165.00
SX 1881 B Date: 'Taller'    Bright EF-EF+ 125.00
SX 1881 B Date: 'Taller' !  Light tone around edge
Obv. Slight scuff on cheek   
Rev. Tiny edge nick at 6 o'clock EF 75.00
SX 1881 C Date: slightly wider & small & tall fonts ! Out of 

stock

1882 - New reverse

SX 1882 A

Obv. toned     Rev. brightish

EF+ 425.00
SX 1882 A

Obv. & Rev. Bright

EF+ 400.00

1883 - 2 Obverse dies

Rev. D   Small SIX PENCE  (New die linkage)*
Rev. F   Large SIX PENCE
* Davies thought that Rev. D was last used in 1881 
it has now been found to have been used in 1883
SX 1883 A 6 + D (unlisted variety)  Bright  - RARE
Obv. Metal flaw on Victoria's throat EF+ 475.00
SX 1883 A 6 + D (unlisted variety) - Rare EF? 275.00
SX 1883 A 6 + D (unlisted variety) - Lightly scuffed VF+ 175.00
SX 1883 A 6 + D (unlisted variety) - Scuffed, etc VF? 85.00
SX 1883 A 6 + D (unlisted variety) 
Obv. Some hairline scratches
Rev. X of SIX & E of PENCE very weak Fair/? 20.00
SX 1883 B 6 + F (D.1102)
Obv. Tiny scuff mark on neck EF+ 175.00
SX 1883 B 6 + F (D.1102) - See picture for details EF+ 150.00
SX 1883 B 6 + F (D.1102)  Bright EF-EF+ 125.00
SX 1883 B 6 + F (D.1102)  Bright VF 25.00
SX 1883 B 6 + F (D.1102)   VF? 16.50
SX 1883 B 6 + F (D.1102) F 10.00
SX 1883 B 6 + F (D.1102) SIX PENCE worn F/Fair? 6.00
SX 1883 B 6 + F (D.1102) Fair 5.00
SX 1884 A

Bright

EF+ 175.00
SX 1884 A

Bright

EF 95.00
SX 1884 A Obv. Tiny edge bruise 8 o'clock EF 65.00
SX 1884 A Fair 6.00
SX 1885 A Bright EF+ 125.00
SX 1885 A Bright EF 80.00
SX 1885 A

Obv. Tiny indent on tip of truncation

VF+-EF? 45.00
SX 1885 A Fair/F 6.00
SX 1886 A Bright EF+-pAS 175.00
SX 1886 A

Ex lightly cleaned

VF-VF+ 25.00

1887 - Obverse & Reverse referencing - Explained

SX 1887 A Young head   Bright with trace of tone EF+ 135.00
SX 1887 A Young head   Bright EF-EF+ 100.00
SX 1887 A Young head   Bright EF 75.00
SX 1887 A Young head   Bright EF? 45.00
SX 1887 A Young head VF+-EF? 38.00
SX 1887 A Young head  VF 22.50
SX 1887 A Young head  Fine 9.50
SX 1887 A Young head  Fair 6.00

For lower grade Victorian sixpences - See our 'Silver bullion' page 

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