It was first minted in the reign of Edward VI, andcirculated until 1980. Following decimalisation in 1971 it had avalue of ?2 1⁄2 new pence. The coin wasmade from silver from its introduction in 1551 until 1947, andthereafter in cupronickel. Prior to Decimal Day in 1971 there were240 pence in one pound sterling.
Also, how much is five and sixpence? Five and six means five shillings andsixpence and would be written 5/6.
Also Know, are there any rare Sixpences?
The sixpence was struck during the Commonwealth,but versions with the portrait of Oliver Cromwell are exceedinglyrare. The Coincraft catalogue states that possibly only fourexist. The milled sixpence started to be issued in quantityin 1674, and they were issued reasonably regularly until1967.
How much is a half crown in US dollars?
The half crown (2 shillings, 6 pence) was theequivalent of about 60 cents in U.S. coin at thetime.