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I am very new to collecting British coins....so please bear with me here.

 

I am looking to purchase 1551-1553 Edward VI Six Pence. I would like to know some type of estimated price range and wanted to know if they were dated or not.

 

I would appreciate any help or links to information.

 

Thanks again

 

Kyle

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No the Edward VI sixpences are not dated, the first actual dates on silver coins come in after Edward VI, on Phillip and Mary sixpences and shillings as far as I am aware.

 

As for value, it all depends on the condition, and also the type, if you could post a photo of each side of the coin I could probably give you a ballpark figure of potential value.

 

generally in fine condition I think the current catalogue values are around £120 and very fine around £400 for the later types. If you are new to coin collecting you will have to be carefull not to exaggerate the grade of a coin and pay too much for it.

 

Here is one I picked up myself for next to nothing as it is holed a few times, however if it didn't have the holes I think it would be a £400+ coin.

 

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Hope that helps a bit.

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The fine silver issue shilling is a cheaper option and a nice looking coin.The 6d is an advanced collectors piece so whatch out you don't get burnt on a filled/re -tooled coin.

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I am not overly familiar with that genre of coin - the Edward VI stuff is all rare so it won't be incredibly cheap to get one I believe. You don't see them very often on eBay, your best bet is some kind of specialist medieval dealer in the UK. Have you messaged YeOldeCollector?

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WOW....You guys are great I appreciate the quick and descriptive feedback to a newbie like me. I really do appreciate all of the help. The real reason for locating a decent version of this coin is for my future wife. I heard about the six pence saying and thought why get a 1910 when I can get the oldest. I collect mostly antique toys and maps....so I'm not too far off the beaten path with wanting something older or much different. I just want it to be something special that I can share down the road with the family.

 

Ok so I found this one for $122.00 USD with shipping. Looks pretty beat up I'm not sure if its really worth that. At the same time I found another for $925.00 USD. I am looking for something in the middle.

 

Attached please find a photo of the $122.00 coin

 

Thanks again guys....greatly appreciated!

 

Kyle

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Do you have your heart set on an Edward VI sixpence? as you could get something in much better condition for that money that is still very old, I would personally go for an Elizabeth I sixpence, they are also dated. I could send you a couple of links to some for sale from reputable dealers or you could get one on ebay.

 

If it is an Edward VI you want, they don't come up too often as they are rarer (and more expensive), you may have to do a bit of searching.

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No the Edward VI sixpences are not dated, the first actual dates on silver coins come in after Edward VI, on Phillip and Mary sixpences and shillings as far as I am aware.

 

The first dated English silver coins are the shillings of Edward VI, the first being 1549.

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