Coin Community Family of Web Sites
Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel! Check out our Twitter! Check out our Pinterest!
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?


Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some coins?
Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now!

What Countries Had Sixpence Coins?

 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 12 / Views: 3,188Next Topic  
Pillar of the Community
United States
1347 Posts
 Posted 02/03/2012  6:30 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ArrowsAndRays to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have sixpence coins from Great Britain (Monarchs Geo III through QEII), New Zealand and Australia. I know there are sixpence from Fiji (love the turtle), Rhodesia, and South Africa. Who else issued sixpence?
Pillar of the Community
Learn More...
Australia
7096 Posts
 Posted 02/03/2012  6:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add trout1105 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ireland?
Pillar of the Community
United States
3466 Posts
 Posted 02/03/2012  6:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add matthewvincent to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, Ireland.
It has a hound dog, although I do not know the breed.
I have it in my hand as I transmit.
[Mine is a 1962.]




Brother, can you spare a "BARBER" dime?
Edited by matthewvincent
02/03/2012 6:58 pm
Pillar of the Community
United Kingdom
1550 Posts
 Posted 02/03/2012  6:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kena to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A quick search on the Numismaster web site gives the following

Search on 6 Pence:

Bermuda
Biafra
British West Africa
El Salvador
Gambia
Ghana
Great Britain
Ireland
Ireland Republic
Isle Of Man
Malawi
Mozambique
New Guinea
New Zealand
Nigeria
Rhodesia
Rhodesia And Nyasaland
Scotland
South Africa
Southern Rhodesia
Trinidad & Tobago
United States
Zambia

Search on Sixpence

Australia
Fiji
Ireland
Saint Helena & Ascension

Now if you are looking for ones with a Great Britian monarch on them, then you need help from someone smarter than me to narrow down the list.

Ken
CCF member Member Since: 07/27/2008
Pillar of the Community
United States
3466 Posts
 Posted 02/03/2012  7:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add matthewvincent to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Brother, can you spare a "BARBER" dime?
Edited by matthewvincent
02/03/2012 7:06 pm
Pillar of the Community
United States
3466 Posts
 Posted 02/03/2012  7:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add matthewvincent to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Rhodesia -- 6d OR 5c

Does this count?

http://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces4794.html

Brother, can you spare a "BARBER" dime?
Pillar of the Community
United States
3466 Posts
 Posted 02/03/2012  7:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add matthewvincent to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And while the United States did not have a sixpence, the colonies did. Among the most famous:

http://www.stacksarchive.com/viewlo...8282920d193b
Brother, can you spare a "BARBER" dime?
Pillar of the Community
United States
1347 Posts
 Posted 02/03/2012  7:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ArrowsAndRays to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, all. I was thinking with monarchs, not wolf hounds!
Edited by ArrowsAndRays
02/03/2012 7:52 pm
Moderator
Learn More...
Australia
13859 Posts
 Posted 02/03/2012  10:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's my list, which I prepared many years ago for a coin club magazine article. Note that this covers just coins from the 1900s. Countries listed in blue have the British monarch's portrait, countries in green do not.

Australia
Biafra
British West Africa
Cyprus
Fiji
Gambia
Ghana
Great Britain
Ireland
Malawi
New Guinea

New Zealand
Nigeria
Rhodesia
Rhodesia & Nyasaland
South Africa
Southern Rhodesia
Zambia


Note that in Cyprus, there were nine piastres to a shilling, rather than 12 pence. The "Cypriot sixpence" says "4½ piastres" on it, but it's effectively a sixpence.
Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise, you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite. - C. S. Lewis
Bedrock of the Community
Australia
19147 Posts
 Posted 02/03/2012  10:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have an almost complete type set of silver florins, all British or British Commonwealth countries, from around the World. 44 out of 46 diffferent types, VF to Unc. Approximately twice that number of copper nickel 10P, 20 Cent types.

I have silver florins from all of the countries that Sap has listed. One or two of those countries did not issue a silver florin, but copper nickel florin(s) of one or more types. In some cases, they were not denominated as 'Florins'.

Australia is still issuing the 20 cent in new types, so that part of the collection is open ended. Not really keen on collecting the recent NCLT types in this series.

I guess that the number of silver sixpence types would be similar.
New Member
4 Posts
 Posted 07/27/2021  7:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Vulture to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have some varieties of sixpence coins and I only collect the New Zealand coins, with the bird on them. Those are the best looking sixpence in my opinion.
Pillar of the Community
New Zealand
3043 Posts
 Posted 07/31/2021  07:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good lists but I doubt El Salvador or Mozambique had sixpence coins unless the Brits occupied them for 5 minutes back in 1763 or 1815 or something.
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
Pillar of the Community
New Zealand
3043 Posts
 Posted 07/31/2021  07:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Notes on when

Bermuda - Hog money in 1600s

Biafra - briefly for their coinage in 1968/1970 and later as part of Nigeria. Nigeria was the last country to abandon the setrling system in 1973.

British West Africa - On their coins until 1957/60

El Salvador - No its a Hispanic country so all pesos and reales unless the Brits controlled a piece of it for a few weeks in the 1700 or 1800s

Gambia - as part of British west africa and independently until 1971 when the Dalasi came in, a 1966 coinage included a 6d piece. 6d = 5 Bututs

Ghana - Issued its own sixpences in 1958 and used until 1965 when replaced by Cedis and Pesewas - 6d = 5 Pesewas

Great Britain - Right up to 1971, the first sixpence was issued in the mid 1500s.

Ireland - Used British coinage until 1922 and then its own sixpence or "reul" from 1928 to 1971.
Irish coins go back to the 10th century, but the bulk of them especially later ones were penny and lower copper tokens until 1928 excepting some bank tokens of the 1810s including a 5d and 10d!

Ireland Republic - See above, the republic was formed in 1949 but had been using Irish reuls since 1928.

Isle Of Man - British coins and I think a local issue in the 1960s.

Malawi - Colonial coins until 1964 when independent Malawi issued a set of sterling coins in 1964 with a 6d. Switched to Kwacha and Tambala in 1971. 5 tambala in 1971

Mozambique - No - unless the Brits used them on the Salisbury - Laurenco Marques line.

New Guinea - Yes from 1880s and own 6ds issued in 1936 and 1943. Australian coins 1946 to 1966 then Aussie 5 cents to 1975 and 5 toea after 1975.

New Zealand - Yes from 1933 own coins and British before. In 1967 became 5 cents

Nigeria - BWI coins from 1800s and 1960 issued 6d coins under Federation of Nigeria until 1972 when it became 5 Kobo.

Rhodesia - Yes used British and South African coins to 1932, then Rhodesian 6d coin up to 1970 when it became 5 cents. Rhodesia is now Zimbabwe.

Rhodesia And Nyasaland See notes above, used Rhodesian coins and a R and N coinage used between 1953 and 1963 when this federation was operating, included both Rhodesias and Nyasaland (Now Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi)

Scotland - Had its own coinage until 1707, by the 1500s the scottish pound was worth less than English one, so that a Scottish 6d was an English ½d!

South Africa - Yes 1923 to 1961 when it became 5 cents
Also South African Republic(Transvaal later) 6d (Boer coinage 1892 - 1900). Before 1923 they (Union of South Africa after 1910 and before Natal and Cape Colony to 1902 and OFS and Transvaal (1902 - 1910) used British coinage.

Southern Rhodesia - See notes fro Rhodesia, existed between 1923/53 and 63/1965 when it became Rhodesia.

Trinidad & Tobago - Yes used Carribean and Jamaican coinage until 1951 when it went decimal. 6d = 12 East Carribean cents.

United States before 1790, colonial coinage was sterling, various colonial 6d coins from 1650s onwards, none after about 1790.

Zambia - Used Southern Rhodesian, British, R and N and then its own Sixpences from 1964. In 1968 became the decimal Kwacha and 6d was 5 Ngwee.

Other countries

Australia - Used British coins to 1910 and minted own 6d coins from 1910 to 1963 - in 1966 it became 5 cents. Australian coins used in most Western Pacific Islands as well.

Fiji - Used British, New Zealand and Australian coins to 1934, own 6d coin up to 1969, then 5 Fijian cents. Fijian coins used in Tonga and Samoa too.

Lesotho and Swaziland - Used South African 6d coins until 1961 when they also adopted rand. In 1974 they got their own currencies of Maloti and Emalangeni.

Botswana and Namibia (South West Africa and Bechuanaland) - used sterling coinage until 1961, then Rand and later the Namibian Dollar (1993) and Botswanan Pula (1976)

Ceylon - Used British coins until 1876 when it switched to decimal rupee

Seychelles and Mauritius - as above 1876/77 switched to a decimal rupee - before imperial coins including 6d. General rule of conversion 6d = 25 rupee cents or 1/4 Rupee.

Canada - Used sterling system and British coins until 1858, Prince Edward Island and Victoria Island up to 1870s.

Malta - Used British sterling coinage until 1972.
Independence came in 1964 but own coins of decimal Lira only arrived in 1972 - 6d = 2½cent

Gibraltar - Used British coinage 1702 - 1886 and 1890 to 1971 when they went decimal with Britain. A brief period in the late 1880s saw them using Pesetas.

St. Helena, Tristan Da Cunha, Ascension, Falkland Islands, Channel Islands, IOM and British Antarctic Territories - all used British coinage in both sterling and decimal eras. Channel islands issued some coins, but not any 6d ones.

Niue, Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Gilbert and Ellice, British New Hebrides, British Solomon Islands, Pitcairn Islands - all used the Pound sterling and the 6ds in use at various times were either British, NZ, Aust or Fijian.

This should cover most bases, no doubt I will miss some!
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
Edited by Princetane
07/31/2021 07:30 am
  Previous TopicReplies: 12 / Views: 3,188Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.





Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Coin Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2021 Coin Community Family- all rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Coin Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Contact Us  |  Advertise Here  |  Privacy Policy / Terms of Use

Coin Community Forum © 2005 - 2021 Coin Community Forums
It took 0.41 seconds to rattle this change. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05