HC Deb 05 February 1971 vol 810 c487W
Mr. Nigel Spearing

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether sixpences will be withdrawn for melting shortly after D-day; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Higgins

The Mint will accept from the banks any sixpences surplus to their requirements, but the Government's policy is that the sixpence will remain legal tender for at least two years after D-day, and adequate reserves of this coin will be available.