It was really a pretty little coin: The English 6d of Oak sprigs and acorns ~ 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. The first sixpences were struck in the reign of Edward VI in 1551 and continued until they were rendered obsolete by decimalisation in 1971.
A homeless man who was moved on by police got a lucky break when he was handed a 50p coin that could be worth thousands of pounds. The vagrant was sitting outside Greggs in Exeter, Devon, seeking money from strangers when officers approached him and asked him to move. But before moving on, the homeless