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1967 Sixpence Pendant Necklace Queen Elizabeth II Coin

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This British silver sixpence coin pendant is dated 1967. I hand polished the coin and mounted it in a silver plated setting. An unusual feature of this pendant is that on the reverse you can see the image of Queen Elizabeth II which is on the back of the coin. I have encased the coin in resin in order to preserve and enhance its shine. I also have coins with the following dates: 1954, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1963 & 1964. If you would rather have one of these dates, please convo me when you place your order.

The pendant measures 1-1/2" from the top of the bail and comes on a 22" silver plated snake chain.

The sixpence, known colloquially as the tanner, or half-shilling, was a British pre-decimal coin, worth six (pre-1971) pence, or 1/40th of a pound sterling. In England, the first sixpences were struck in the reign of Edward VI in 1551 and continued until they were rendered obsolete by decimalisation in 1971.

As the supply of silver threepence coins slowly disappeared, sixpences replaced them as the coins put into Christmas puddings; children would hope to be the lucky one to find the sixpence, no doubt also encouraging them to eat more pudding.

They have also been seen as a lucky charm for brides. There is an old rhyme which goes "Something old, something new / Something borrowed, something blue / And a sixpence for her (left) shoe."

They are also used as a good luck charm by Royal Air Force Aircrew who have them sewn behind their wings or brevets, a custom dating back to the Second World War.

In Elizabethan times, the sixpence was roughly a day's wage for rustic labour in the provinces.

Brian May, guitarist from the British band Queen, uses a sixpence instead of a normal plectrum to play his guitar.

1967 Sixpence Pendant Necklace Queen Elizabeth II Coin


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Sixpence coin, silver plated pendant, silver plated snake chain
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