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Coin type: Threepence (Brass, Portcullis)
Description

The physical dimensions of the brass threepence remained the same in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The effigy of the Queen produced by Mary Gillick was used, with the inscription ELIZABETH II DEI GRA BRITT OMN REGINA F D used in 1953, and ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F D used in all other years. The reverse shows a Tudor portcullis with chains and a coronet, with the inscription THREE PENCE date. This coin was produced in all years from 1953 to 1967, and in 1970 (in proof sets only).

Following decimalisation, the brass threepence ceased to be legal tender after 31 August 1971.

The Maundy coins continued the traditional numeral 3 reverse.

Composition: 79% copper, 20% zinc, 1% nickel.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofThreepence (Circulating) Sub-types
Face value3 (x Penny)
Years produced1953 - 1970 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
MaterialNickel-Brass (Neusilber) DesignerWilliam Gardner
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapePolygon (12-sided)
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)6.8000
Obverse

Laureate bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (portrait by Mary Gillick); around, ELIZABETH II DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REGINA F: D: + (used in 1953 only) or ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F: D: + later.

Obverse inscription

ELIZABETH II DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REGINA F: D: + or ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F: D: +

Reverse

At centre, a Tudor portcullis with chains and a coronet; below the portcullis in small letters the artist's initials WG (William Gardner); around THREE PENCE; below, the date.

Reverse inscription

THREE [year] PENCE

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Threepence (Brass, Portcullis): Photos

Coin - Threepence, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1960
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Coin - Threepence, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1960
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List of 16 coins of type: Threepence (Brass, Portcullis) from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Threepence 1953 (Brass) 30,658,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH II DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1954 (Brass) 41,720,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1955 (Brass) 41,075,200 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1956 (Brass) 36,901,600 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1957 (Brass) 24,294,400 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1958 (Brass) 20,504,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1959 (Brass) 28,499,200 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1960 (Brass) 83,078,400 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1961 (Brass) 41,102,400 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1962 (Brass) 47,241,600 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1963 (Brass) 35,280,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1964 (Brass) 47,440,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1965 (Brass) 23,907,200 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1966 (Brass) 55,320,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1967 (Brass) 49,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1970 (Brass, proof only) 750,746 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :