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Sgarabhaigh Silver Sixpence

This pure silver sixpence has a unique story behind it.
Dimensions Coin Diameter: 2.5cm
  • Made from Pure silver
  • Unique Gift Idea
  • Based on a coin from the reign of James I and VI + ideal as a wedding gift or favour
  • Each coin has been hallmarked

Created by the "Friends of Sgarabhaigh", this sixpence is the first piece of currency for the island of Sgarabhaigh in the Outer Hebrides. The island is owned by the "Friends of Sgarabhaigh" and a network of Associate Owners, offering each the chance to have a tangible link to Scotland, with the island intended to become a family heirloom for all its members. The project aims to conserve and share the beautiful island. Whilst not being legal tender, the coin has been based on a coin from the reign of James I of England and VI of Scotland in 1603. It has been struck in "fine silver" which is 99.99% pure and incorporates in its design both historic links and key features of the Friends of Sgarabhaigh project. Each coin has been assayed by the Birmingham assay office. The sixpence is now a formal deposit of both the National Museum of Scotland and the British Museum as well as the Queen having one in her collection under the Duchy of Lancaster meaning that all future monarchs will enjoy be the proud owners of a Sgarabahigh Silver Sixpence. The coin is presented in a blue box and comes complete with a small booklet detailing the ideas behind the project and the coin. Sixpences were in circulation for over 400 years and continue to be highly-prized. They are still used by many as a lucky token on a wedding day and so make a great idea for a wedding gift or wedding favour. The coins are also ideal as an unusual piece of silver for a special christening present.


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Scotweb Originals are products we've designed to our own demanding specifications, or sourced from recommended producers to a standard of which we're justly proud. The brand on the label may vary, but the quality is always what you'd expect from Scotweb.

In creating this exclusive range, our first thought is whether we'd wish to own such an item ourselves, or give it to our own loved ones. If it passes this demanding test, we believe you'll probably love it too. We hope so.

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Dimensions Coin Diameter: 2.5cm
  • Made from Pure silver
  • Unique Gift Idea
  • Based on a coin from the reign of James I and VI + ideal as a wedding gift or favour
  • Each coin has been hallmarked

Created by the "Friends of Sgarabhaigh", this sixpence is the first piece of currency for the island of Sgarabhaigh in the Outer Hebrides. The island is owned by the "Friends of Sgarabhaigh" and a network of Associate Owners, offering each the chance to have a tangible link to Scotland, with the island intended to become a family heirloom for all its members. The project aims to conserve and share the beautiful island. Whilst not being legal tender, the coin has been based on a coin from the reign of James I of England and VI of Scotland in 1603. It has been struck in "fine silver" which is 99.99% pure and incorporates in its design both historic links and key features of the Friends of Sgarabhaigh project. Each coin has been assayed by the Birmingham assay office. The sixpence is now a formal deposit of both the National Museum of Scotland and the British Museum as well as the Queen having one in her collection under the Duchy of Lancaster meaning that all future monarchs will enjoy be the proud owners of a Sgarabahigh Silver Sixpence. The coin is presented in a blue box and comes complete with a small booklet detailing the ideas behind the project and the coin. Sixpences were in circulation for over 400 years and continue to be highly-prized. They are still used by many as a lucky token on a wedding day and so make a great idea for a wedding gift or wedding favour. The coins are also ideal as an unusual piece of silver for a special christening present.


About Scotweb Originals

Scotweb Originals logo

Scotweb Originals are products we've designed to our own demanding specifications, or sourced from recommended producers to a standard of which we're justly proud. The brand on the label may vary, but the quality is always what you'd expect from Scotweb.

In creating this exclusive range, our first thought is whether we'd wish to own such an item ourselves, or give it to our own loved ones. If it passes this demanding test, we believe you'll probably love it too. We hope so.

View all Scotweb Originals products (279)

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