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Coin: Threepence 1942 (Silver, circulating)

There were two forms of silver threepence, the currency issue like this piece and a special piece for the Maundy Thursday ceremonies. Before 1927 they were virtually identical. Starting in 1927, the circulation issues had a different design, while the Maundy threepences retained the design with a numeral 3 on the reverse.

In 1937, a new type of threepence was introduced - a dodecagonal (12-sided) nickel-brass coin, which was issued in parallel with the silver circulation coins until 1945, then exclusively until 1970. Maundy coins remained silver as before.

The last silver circulating threepence issues (1942-1945) were for issued colonial use only.

Maundy coins are listed separately in the Non Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) section.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value3 (x Penny) TypeThreepence (Rose)
Year1942 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintage4,144,051 (4.1 million)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 4,144,051 (4.1 million)
Material0.500 Silver DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchKing George VI EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)16 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)1.4100

Bare head of King George VI facing left; below 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

Shield of St George lying on a Tudor rose, dividing the date 1942; 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 inscriptionFID: DEF: IND: IMP: 1942 THREE PENCE
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Threepence 1942 (Silver, circulating): Known varieties
Proof unknown (included in main number)
Threepence 1942 (Silver, circulating): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 848
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4085
Threepence 1942 (Silver, circulating): References to Information Used
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
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