1949 Lucky Sixpence Key ring
old British lucky Sixpenny piece, lucky coin, good luck gift, 70th birthday gift
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Lucky sixpence pendent or tanner as it used to be called or half a shilling. There used to be 40 sixpences to a pound.
The sixpence is dated 1949 and was in circulation in Britain until 1980.
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.
This would make an unusual and special good luck gift
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The lucky silver sixpence for brides explained below…
The Sixpence wedding tradition is Used to symbolise prosperity, love and unity, coins have a long standing history within many wedding traditions across the world.
Classic coin wedding traditions in Great Britain, the well-known tradition of the bride wearing ‘something old, something new,’ originally stems from the rhyme, ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.’ A silver sixpence in the bride’s shoe is a traditional good luck wedding gesture and customarily, it is the father of the bride who places the sixpence as a symbol of him wishing her prosperity, love and happiness in her marriage.
A wedding is an occasion that deserves an everlasting gift to mark the joy and happiness experienced by all on the special day. If you are looking to give a unique keepsake then this is the gift you are looking for. It is an eternal memento that the newlyweds will be able to cherish forever and can be passed on from one generation to the next.