Frank Viles Collection of Sixpences
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The sixpence was first minted in 1551 during the reign of Edward VI. Sixpences were minted during the the reign of every monarch since then, as well as during the Commonwealth. This collection contains examples from most of those reigns and shows the history of changing designs and production methods.
Below are some of my picks from the auction. I said in my preview that some of the auctioneer’s estimates appeared a bit low to me and indeed most lots sold for above their estimates, some significantly so. In particular, see lot 3678 below, which sold for £1,200 against and estimate of £150 – £250.
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