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It's either a sixpence or a shilling. They both had the same design, the easy way to tell them apart is by size - the sixpence is about the size of the current 1 jiao pieces, while the shilling is about the size of a 1 RMB.

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Nice coin, it is a sixpence or 'tanner', the shilling was commonly called a 'bob'. I887 was Victoria's Golden Jubilee Year.



Anyone know the origin of the shilling being called a "bob".

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