How much do you know about a Christmas sixpence? It's a tradition that was apparently brought to Britain by Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria.
When making a Christmas pudding, a silver sixpence would be put in the mix and everyone would give the mix a stir. Apparently, if you found the sixpence in your piece of the pudding you could take it as a sign of wealth and good luck in the year to come. Sadly, there isn't a banknote equivalent - I imagine everyone would be very confused if they found a £5 banknote in the pudding!
📸: silver sixpence, 1839 with Queen Victoria on the obverse (from our collection, and sadly not taken from a pudding!)