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Coin type: Threepence (Second Design, Sterling)
Description

There were two forms of threepence, the currency issue and a special piece for the Maundy Thursday ceremonies; both had the numeral 3 on the reverse but the Maundy issues have a proof-like finish. The threepence was first issued for circulation in Britain in 1845, earlier pieces were for Colonial use only. It proved more popular than the groat (fourpence) which was discontinued in favour of the threepence in 1856.

Composition: 0.925 silver (0.0420 oz ASW).

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofThreepence (Circulating) Sub-types
Face value3 (x Penny)
Years produced1887 - 1920 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Material0.925 Silver Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)16 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)1.4100
Obverse

Effigy of the ruling British monarch, legend (in Latin).

Obverse inscriptionLegend of the ruling British monarch
Reverse

Within an open oak wreath and below a crown, the numeral 3 dividing the date. The second design is virtually the same as the first, with the exception of the crown which was redesigned.

Reverse inscription3 [year]
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Threepence (Second Design, Sterling): Photos

Great Britain 1891 3 Pence
Copyright: smarty_marty24
Notes: Common reverse (1887 - 1920).
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Great Britain 1891 3 Pence
Copyright: smarty_marty24
Notes: Queen Victoria, Jubilee head (1887 - 1893).
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Coin - Threepence, Edward VII, Great Britain, 1902
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
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Notes: King Edward VII (1902 - 1910).
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List of 35 coins of type: Threepence (Second Design, Sterling) from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Threepence 1887 (Circulating, Jubilee Head) 2,785,249 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1888 (Circulating) 522,678 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1889 (Circulating) 4,591,498 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1890 (Circulating) 4,470,322 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1891 (Circulating) 6,327,515 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1892 (Circulating) 2,582,714 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1893 (Circulating, Jubilee head) 3,076,269 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1893 (Circulating, Veiled head) 3,076,269 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Threepence 1894 (Circulating) 1,617,579 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Threepence 1895 (Circulating) 4,797,585 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Threepence 1896 (Circulating) 4,607,418 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Threepence 1897 (Circulating) 4,550,270 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Threepence 1898 (Circulating) 4,576,153 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Threepence 1899 (Circulating) 6,253,257 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Threepence 1900 (Circulating) 10,661,874 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Threepence 1901 (Circulating) 6,099,821 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Threepence 1902 (Circulating) 8,287,060 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Threepence 1903 (Circulating) 5,234,864 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Threepence 1904 (Circulating) 3,627,360 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Threepence 1905 (Circulating) 3,563,365 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Threepence 1906 (Circulating) 3,173,707 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Threepence 1907 (Circulating) 4,841,420 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Threepence 1908 (Circulating) 8,175,934 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Threepence 1909 (Circulating) 4,054,559 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Threepence 1910 (Circulating) 4,564,820 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Threepence 1911 (Circulating) 5,849,076 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1912 (Circulating) 8,934,071 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1913 (Circulating) 7,144,470 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1914 (Circulating) 6,734,566 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1915 (Circulating) 5,451,910 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1916 (Circulating) 18,556,329 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1917 (Circulating) 21,663,727 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1918 (Circulating) 20,632,284 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1919 (Circulating) 16,846,445 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1920 (Circulating) 16,704,996 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: