United Kingdom: Coin Type Maundy Threepence (Debased silver) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Type Maundy Threepence (Debased silver) (issued 1921 - 1946)
Coin TypeMaundy Threepence (Debased silver)

The original composition of all Maundy coins was sterling (0.925) silver. In common with all British silver coins, the fineness was reduced to 0.500 in 1921. In 1947 silver was removed from all circulating British coinage in favour of cupronickel, but as it was felt to be inappropriate to strike Maundy coins in base metal, their fineness was restored to 0.925.

Obverse

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

Obverse InscriptionLegend of the ruling British monarch
Reverse

Reverse Inscription
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
All Coins of Type: Maundy Threepence (Debased silver) (26)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Threepence 1921 (Maundy) 1,542 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1922 (Maundy) 1,609 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1923 (Maundy) 1,726 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1924 (Maundy) 1,672 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1925 (Maundy) 1,670 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1926 (Maundy) 1,762 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1927 (Maundy) 1,681 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1928 (Maundy) 1,642 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1929 (Maundy) 1,761 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1930 (Maundy) 1,724 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1931 (Maundy) 1,759 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1932 (Maundy) 1,835 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1933 (Maundy) 1,872 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1934 (Maundy) 1,887 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1935 (Maundy) 1,928 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1936 (Maundy) 1,323 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1937 (Maundy) 1,325 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Threepence 1938 (Maundy) 1,275 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Threepence 1939 (Maundy) 1,234 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Threepence 1940 (Maundy) 1,277 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Threepence 1941 (Maundy) 1,253 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Threepence 1942 (Maundy) 1,231 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Threepence 1943 (Maundy) 1,239 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Threepence 1944 (Maundy) 1,259 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Threepence 1945 (Maundy) 1,355 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Threepence 1946 (Maundy) 1,365 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
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Maundy Threepence (Debased silver): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofMaundy Threepence (Pre-decimal)
From1921
To1946
Face Value3 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Material0.500 silver
DesignerJean Baptiste Merlen
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)16
Mass (g)1.4100
Maundy Threepence (Debased silver): Photos
ImageDetails
Coin - Threepence (Maundy), George V, Great Britain, 1932
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