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DATE

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[SX]  GB  SIXPENCES 1887 JH - 1901

GRADE 

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

Victoria  [Jubilee head]   1887 - 1892

1887 [JUBILEE head] 2 Obverse & 2 Reverse dies

Obv. 1  J.E.B. on truncation
Obv. 2  J.E.B. below truncation
Rev. A  Shield in garter
Rev. B  SIXPENCE in centre of wreath

1887 - Obverse & Reverse referencing - Explained

SX 1887 B J.H. 1 + A (D.1150) Out of 

stock

SX 1887 C J.H. 2 + A (D.1151)   Bright EF+ 24.00
SX 1887 C J.H. 2 + A (D.1151)   Toned EF+ 24.00
SX 1887 C J.H. 2 + A (D.1151)   Light tone EF+ 24.00
SX 1887 C J.H. 2 + A (D.1151)   Bright EF-EF+ 19.50
SX 1887 C J.H. 2 + A (D.1151)   Toned EF-EF+ 19.50
SX 1887 C J.H. 2 + A (D.1151)   Bright EF 16.50
SX 1887 C J.H. 2 + A (D.1151)   Light tone EF 16.50
SX 1887 C J.H. 2 + A (D.1151)   Bright EF? 12.00
SX 1887 C J.H. 2 + A (D.1151)   Bright VF+ 9.50
SX 1887 C J.H. 2 + A (D.1151)    VF 7.50
SX 1887 C J.H. 2 + A (D.1151)   
Obv. Small metal flaw by DEI   VF+ 6.50
SX 1887 C J.H. 2 + A (D.1151)   
Obv. A couple of small ex-carbon spots  VF+ 5.00
SX 1887 R J.H. 2 + A Proof (Unlisted by Davies)    Out of 

stock

1887 Jubilee (Withdrawn) varieties

1887 D - I over R in VICTORIA
1887 E - R over I in VICTORIA
1887 F - R over V in VICTORIA
1887 G - R over B in VICTORIA
1887 H - R over I in BRITT
SX 1887 D J.H. 2 + A   I over R in VICTORIA EF?-EF 75.00
SX 1887 E J.H. 2 + A   R over I in VICTORIA VF+ 60.00
SX 1887 F J.H. 2 + A   R over V in VICTORIA EF?-EF 100.00
SX 1887 F J.H. 2 + A   R over V in VICTORIA VF+ 75.00
SX 1887 H J.H. 2 + A   I over R in BRITT pAS 200.00
SX 1887 H J.H. 2 + A   I over R in BRITT EF? 95.00
SX 1887 J J.H. 2 + A   I over R in BRITT VF-VF+ 65.00

1887 Jubilee (2nd type reverse)

Rev. B  SIXPENCE in centre of wreath
SX 1887 K J.H. 2 + B  (D.1160)      Bright EF+ 24.00
SX 1887 K J.H. 2 + B  (D.1160)      Toned EF+ 24.00
SX 1887 K J.H. 2 + B  (D.1160)      Bright EF-EF+ 19.50
SX 1887 K J.H. 2 + B  (D.1160)      Bright EF 16.50
SX 1887 K J.H. 2 + B  (D.1160)      Toned EF 16.50
SX 1887 K J.H. 2 + B  (D.1160)      Bright EF? 12.50
SX 1887 K J.H. 2 + B  (D.1160)       VF+ 9.50
SX 1887 K J.H. 2 + B  (D.1160)       VF 6.50

Between 1888 & 1890 it appears that

the Royal Mint engravers were given

free reign to re-engrave the lower

right side of the wreath, on the reverse.

As to why they decided to concentrate

on such a small area and leave the

rest of the reverse alone I cannot explain !

However, by 1891 they stopped 're-engraving'

this area of the reverse die and settled

on one die that first made it appearance in 1889.

I have found and listed 9 different examples 

of their work. All are very minor re-cuts and

would certainly not been obvious to either the

public or in fact most coin researchers !

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Why do I picture and list them ?

Because they exist and they are different

die varieties - however small ! And it might be

interesting to other variety collectors.

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As to rarity - Who knows ?

It is too early to speculate.

I have too few examples to determine

rarity. I have some examples that occur

more often than others and these I can only 

assume are the commoner of the dies

used for that date. 

(16 May 2016

1888 - Reverse referencing
1888 - 3 reverse dies

Difficult to explain - easiest to show

SX 1888 A 2 + B (D.1161)
* Not sure if this reverse can be found

without the over-date: 1 over 1

To be

confirmed

SX 1888 B 2 + B  Date: 1 over 1 - Very scarce EF+ 350.00
SX 1888 B 2 + B  Date: 1 over 1 - Very scarce VF+ 125.00
SX 1888 C 2 + C (D.1162)  Choice EF+ 75.00
SX 1888 C 2 + C (D.1162)  Matt bright EF-EF+ 65.00
SX 1888 C 2 + C (D.1162)  Slightly proof-like EF-EF+ 60.00
SX 1888 C 2 + C (D.1162)  Bright EF 45.00
SX 1888 C 2 + C (D.1162)  Light tone  EF 45.00
SX 1888 C 2 + C (D.1162)  Bright EF? 35.00
SX 1888 C 2 + C (D.1162)  Well toned EF? 35.00
SX 1888 C 2 + C (D.1162)   VF+ 27.50
SX 1888 C 2 + C (D.1162)   VF 20.00
SX 1888 D 2 + D  (Unlisted) VF+ 250.00
1889 - Reverse referencing
1889 - 4 'new' reverse dies

Difficult to explain - easiest to show

SX 1889 A 2 + C To be

confirmed

SX 1889 B 2 + E  Bright EF-EF+ 300.00
SX 1889 C 2 + F VF+

45.00

SX 1889 D 2 + G  Obv. Slightly proof-like field EF+ 90.00
SX 1889 D 2 + G  Light green tone EF+ 85.00
SX 1889 D 2 + G  Obv. Bright  Rev. Hint of toning EF/EF+ 60.00
SX 1889 D 2 + G  Bright EF 45.00
SX 1889 D 2 + G EF? 30.00
SX 1889 D 2 + G Fine 11.00
SX 1889 E 2 + H   Choice bright pAS 350.00
SX 1889 E 2 + H   Bright EF 125.00
SX 1889 E 2 + H F+ 16.50
1890 - Reverse referencing
1890 - 4 reverse dies ?

Difficult to explain - easiest to show

SX 1890 A 2 + E Fair 15.00
SX 1890 B 2 + F  To be

confirmed

SX 1890 C 2 + G  To be

confirmed

SX 1890 D 2 + H  To be

confirmed

SX 1890 E 2 + J  Light tone around legend EF+ 95.00
SX 1890 E 2 + J EF? 45.00
SX 1890 E 2 + J Fine 11.00
SX 1890 F 2 + K   See reverse dies F+ 60.00
1891 to 1893 - Reverse referencing
SX 1891 A 2 + H  Small die flaw at edge 6 o'clock EF-EF+ 50.00
SX 1891 A 2 + H  Bright EF 45.00
SX 1891 A 2 + H VF? 18.00
SX 1891 A 2 + H   Obv. Slightly dirty Fair-F 6.50
SX 1892 A 2 + H  Bright EF 60.00
SX 1892 A 2 + H  Bright EF? 45.00
SX 1892 A 2 + H  Bright VF+ 35.00
SX 1892 A   Fine 12.00
SX 1892 A   Fair 7.50
SX 1893 A  Jubilee head - Extremely rare Out of 

stock

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

Victoria  [Old head]   1893 - 1901

1893 - 2 Obverse dies

Obv. 1  1st I of V'I'CTORIA to gap
Obv. 2  1st I of V'I'CTORIA to tooth

The reverse die A that Davies lists for the Old head

series, 1893 to 1898 is in fact the same reverse die,

as my Jubilee reverse H, or (Davies, reverse D),

which was first used in 1889. To keep to the Davies

referencing this Old head reverse die is now his

 'new' reverse A.

SX 1893 B Old head  1 + A (D.1180)  Bright pAS 65.00
SX 1893 B Old head  1 + A (D.1180)  Toned pAS 65.00
SX 1893 B Old head  1 + A (D.1180)  Light tone EF+-pAS 50.00
SX 1893 B Old head  1 + A (D.1180)  Bright EF+ 42.50
SX 1893 B Old head  1 + A (D.1180)  Bright EF-EF+ 35.00
SX 1893 B Old head  1 + A (D.1180)  Bright EF 28.00
SX 1893 B Old head  1 + A  Slightly scuffed EF? 18.00
SX 1893 B Old head  1 + A  -  "Gold plated" EF 8.50
SX 1893 C Old head  2 + A  (D. 1181)  Rare Out of

stock

SX 1894 A

Bright - Very scarce

EF-EF+ 85.00
SX 1895 A EF?-EF 40.00
SX 1896 A

Bright

pAS 70.00
SX 1896 A VF-VF+ 22.50
SX 1896 A Fine 10.00
SX 1897 A

Bright

pAS 65.00
SX 1897 A

Bright

EF+ 50.00
SX 1897 A Obv. Tiny edge flaw 2 o'clock EF+ 45.00
SX 1897 A

Bright

EF-EF+ 40.00
SX 1897 A

Light tone

EF 30.00
SX 1897 A EF?-EF 25.00
SX 1897 A F 7.50
SX 1897 A Obv. Slight scuff marks F 5.00
SX 1898 A

Bright

EF+ 70.00
SX 1898 A

Nicely toned

EF+ 70.00
SX 1898 A Fine 10.00
SX 1898 A Fair 6.50
SX 1899 A

Bright - Brilliant

pAS 70.00
SX 1899 A

Lovely pale tone around legend

pAS 70.00
SX 1899 A

Nice deep tone

EF+-pAS 65.00
SX 1899 A

Bright

EF+ 50.00
SX 1899 A EF 37.50
SX 1899 A EF? 30.00
SX 1899 A

Faint hairline scratches !

EF-EF+ 25.00
SX 1899 A Fine 8.50
SX 1899 A F/Fair 5.00
SX 1900 A

Bright

EF+-pAS 60.00
SX 1900 A

Nicely toned

EF+-pAS 60.00
SX 1900 A

Pale tone around legend

EF+-pAS 60.00
SX 1900 A

Light tone around legend

EF+ 50.00
SX 1900 A Obv. Field is slightly prooflike EF-EF+ 40.00
SX 1900 A Obv. Faint hairline scuffs EF+ 35.00
SX 1900 A EF 30.00
SX 1900 A Obv. Fine hairline scuffs EF 20.00
SX 1900 A F+-VF? 12.00
SX 1900 A Fine 7.50
SX 1900 A Fair 5.00
SX 1901 A

Bright

pAS 60.00
SX 1901 A

Nicely toned

pAS 60.00
SX 1901 A

Bright 

EF+ 50.00
SX 1901 A

Light tone around legend

EF+ 50.00
SX 1901 A

Bright

EF-EF+ 40.00
SX 1901 A Obv. Very tiny nick - 6 o'clock  Toned EF+ 35.00
SX 1901 A EF 27.50
SX 1901 A Rev. Very tiny nick - 8 o'clock EF 22.50
SX 1901 A VF+ 18.50
SX 1901 A VF 14.00
SX 1901 A Rev. Edge bruise at top left  Bright EF? 10.00
SX 1901 A Fine 7.50

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

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