Made for Christmas Traditions
No other coin has been an enduring part of British culture quite like the sixpence, which is not surprising when you consider that it made its first appearance in 1551, during the reign of Henry VIII’s son, Edward VI.
Inextricably linked to a British Christmas, the sixpence plays a key part in one of Britain’s most popular Yuletide activities, which involves a Christmas pudding. Tradition dictates that a silver sixpence is placed inside the pudding before it is cooked the person who finds the coin in their piece on Christmas Day can look forward to good fortune in the year to come.
The 2022 Christmas Gold Proof Six Pence combines tradition with modern style. Featuring a delicate floral motif, the reverse displays Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s royal cypher surrounded by apple and orange blossom for good fortune.
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