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Coin type: Threepence (Rose)
Description

During the reign of King George VI, circulation silver threepences were produced only from 1937 through to 1945 (and almost all the 1945 examples were subsequently melted down). The obverse shows a left-facing effigy of the king with the inscription GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX, while the reverse has an elegant design of a shield of St George lying on a Tudor rose, dividing the date, with the inscription FID DEF IND IMP THREE PENCE. The nickel-brass threepence took over the bulk of the production of the denomination, being produced in all years between 1937 and 1952 except 1947.

The Maundy coins continued the traditional numeral 3 reverse.

Composition: 0.500 silver (0.0227 oz ASW).

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofThreepence (Circulating) Sub-types
Face value3 (x Penny)
Years produced1937 - 1945 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Material0.500 Silver DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)16 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)1.4100
Obverse

Bare head of King George VI facing left; below the neck in small letters HP (for Thomas Humphrey Paget); around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX.

Obverse inscription

GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX

Reverse

Shield of St George lying on a Tudor rose, dividing the date; above, the legend FID: DEF: IND: IMP:; below, the denomination THREE PENCE. Below the rose in small letters, designer's initials KG (for George Kruger Gray).

Reverse inscription

FID: DEF: IND: IMP: [year] THREE PENCE

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

List of 9 coins of type: Threepence (Rose) from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Threepence 1937 (Silver, circulating) 8,174,558 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Threepence 1938 (Silver, circulating) 6,402,473 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Threepence 1939 (Silver, circulating) 1,355,866 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Threepence 1940 (Silver, circulating) 7,914,401 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Threepence 1941 (Silver, circulating) 7,979,411 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Threepence 1942 (Silver, circulating) 4,144,051 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Threepence 1943 (Silver, circulating) 1,379,220 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Threepence 1944 (Silver, circulating) 2,005,553 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Threepence 1945 (Silver, circulating) 371,000 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX