Victoria Sixpence "Jubilee Head" (discontinued type)
1887
Victoria Sixpence "Young Head"
1838-1887
The "Young head" was designed by William Wyon,
Sixpences minted between 1864 and 1879 usually have a tiny
number on the reverse below the ribbon on the wreath. These die
numbers were used so that the mint could tell how many coins the
dies produced before they needed to be replaced. The die
numbers usually do not have an affect of the value of the coins
although some collectors collect sixpences to complete a run of die
numbers.

The "Jubilee head" designed by Joseph Edgar Boehm but it was
engraved by L.C. Wyon.
The first jubilee head sixpences were soon discontinued as the
reverse shield and the size of it was roughly that of a half Sovereign.
So it was sometimes gold plated and passed of as a half Sovereign.

The "Old head" was designed by Sir Thomas Brock but engraved
by George William de Saulles.


    
        1838-1901 Silver, 3.1 grams, 19mm Diameter.
VICTORIA SIXPENCE
1838-1901
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Victoria Sixpence "Old Head"
1893-1901
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Victoria Sixpence "Jubilee Head"
1887-1893
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