Maundy Threepence (Pre-decimal), Coin Type from United Kingdom - detailed information

Maundy Threepence (Pre-decimal), Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 1817 - 1970)
Coin TypeMaundy Threepence (Pre-decimal)

The Maundy threepence (or three pence) coin is the second highest denomination of Maundy money - coins specially minted in varying (but always small) mintage for ceremonial purposes and not intended as circulating currency. They are usually handed by the British monarch in person to selected deserving individuals once every year. They are issued in "prooflike" condition and usually remain in it, especially the more recent ones. Each recipient receives two purses: a red one with ordinary coins, and a white purse containing a particular amount (which varies every year) made up of one, two, three and four pence Maundy coins. Since the amounts are not always divisible by ten, the number (and mintage) of the respective denominations differ; in other words, they cannot always all be cleanly combined into a number of full sets. Note also that the coins are initially in purses; the sets that appear on the market are made from these later, and are not issued as sets by the Royal Mint.

The Royal Maundy is an ancient ceremony which has its origin in the commandment Christ gave after washing the feet of his disciples on the day before Good Friday. The commandment (also known as a "mandatum" from which the word Maundy is derived) "that ye love one another" (John XIII 34) is still recalled regularly by Christian churches throughout the world. The ceremony of washing the feet of the poor which was accompanied by gifts of food and clothing can be traced back to the fourth century.

Maundy money has remained in much the same form since 1670, and the coins used for the Maundy ceremony have traditionally been struck in sterling silver, save for the brief interruptions of King Henry VIII’s debasement of the coinage and the general change to 50% silver coins in 1920. The sterling silver standard (92.5%) was resumed following the Coinage Act of 1946. The current reverse was designed by Jean Baptiste Merlen in 1822 and has been issued every year since then with only minor modifications.

As there is no record of any denomination higher than one penny (then struck for circulation in silver) being used in the Maundy gift before 1731, sets from before then are most likely ordinary circulation strikes. At that time, coins used for the Maundy money distribution were indistinguishable from those struck for circulation. It was not until 1752 that coins not struck for circulation were used for the Maundy distribution. In a time when little silver was being struck by the Royal Mint, the coins distributed might bear a previous year's date.

To evade statutory prohibitions on the striking of silver coin during the Napoleonic Wars, all Maundy pieces issued from 1800 to 1815 bear the date 1800, though most were struck later. When the date was finally changed in 1816, after the prohibition ended, the size of the coins was slightly reduced, as the Royal Mint implemented a change from striking 62 shillings of silver coin from one troy pound of sterling silver to 66 shillings.The last year in which no Maundy coins were struck was 1821.

In 1689, the Royal Mint began using a design for the reverse of the four low-denomination silver coins depicting a crowned numeral. The designer is unknown (Richard Lobel, in his catalogue of British coins, suggests the artist was George Bower, an employee of the Royal Mint whose medals bear similar characteristics), but his work has endured, in a revised form, for over three hundred years. In 1822 an amended reverse was introduced, and has been struck every year since then in all four denominations.

The 1822 reverse design, which places the crowned numeral within an oak wreath was done by Jean Baptiste Merlen. This design is still struck each year, though the crown was altered in 1888, as was the appearance of the numeral "2" on the twopence. These changes were made by Royal Mint engraver Leonard Charles Wyon. A proposal by the Royal Mint in 1950 to return to the pre-1888 "2" as more artistic was refused by King George VI, who felt the current numeral was stylistically similar to the numerals on the other coins, and the pre-1888 "2" was not.

Beginning in 1834, threepence pieces were also struck for circulation bearing the same design as the Maundy threepence. The circulation pieces were initially struck for use in the West Indies, but beginning in 1845, were coined for use in Britain as well. Many of the threepences presented to impoverished Maundy recipients were spent and are rarer than the other denominations today.

Maundy threepences may sometimes be distinguished from currency threepences as dies with a more polished field were used for the Maundy pieces. The design of the circulation threepence remained the same as that of the Maundy threepence until 1928, when a new design was introduced for the circulating coins. Twopence coins identical to Maundy pieces, intended for colonial use, were struck in 1838, 1843, and 1848.

The original composition of the 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.

On Decimal Day 15 February 1971, the pound sterling became decimalised, with 100 new pence instead of 20 shillings of 12 pence (240 pence) in a pound. No change was made to the design of the Maundy pieces, and all Maundy pieces, both pre- and post-Decimal Day are deemed denominated in new pence, more than doubling the face value of the pre-1971 pieces. The series continues as a decimal threepence.

Obverse
United Kingdom / Maundy Threepence (Pre-decimal) - obverse photo

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

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling British monarch
Reverse
United Kingdom / Maundy Threepence (Pre-decimal) - reverse photo

Within an open oak wreath, the numeral value 3 [pence].

Above the value, St Edward's Crown. Named after Saint Edward the Confessor, it has been traditionally used to crown English and British monarchs at their coronations since the 13th century (with a two-century gap between 1689 and 1911).

Divided by the value, the date of issue: [year].

Reverse Inscription 3 [year]
EdgeEdge Inscription
All (152) Coins of Type: Maundy Threepence (Pre-decimal)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Threepence 1817 (Maundy) 1,584 King George III - Small Head GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA 1817
Threepence 1818 (Maundy) 1,584 King George III - Small Head GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA 1818
Threepence 1820 (Maundy) 1,320 King George III - Small Head GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA 1820
Threepence 1822 (Maundy) 3,960 King George IV - Laureate Head by Pistrucci GEORGIUS IIII D. G. BRITANNIAR. REX F. D.
Threepence 1823 (Maundy) 2,640 King George IV - Laureate Head by Pistrucci GEORGIUS IIII D. G. BRITANNIAR. REX F. D.
Threepence 1824 (Maundy) 2,112 King George IV - Laureate Head by Pistrucci GEORGIUS IIII D. G. BRITANNIAR. REX F. D.
Threepence 1825 (Maundy) 3,432 King George IV - Laureate Head by Pistrucci GEORGIUS IIII D. G. BRITANNIAR. REX F. D.
Threepence 1826 (Maundy) 3,432 King George IV - Laureate Head by Pistrucci GEORGIUS IIII D. G. BRITANNIAR. REX F. D.
Threepence 1827 (Maundy) 3,168 King George IV - Laureate Head by Pistrucci GEORGIUS IIII D. G. BRITANNIAR. REX F. D.
Threepence 1828 (Maundy) 3,168 King George IV - Laureate Head by Pistrucci GEORGIUS IIII D. G. BRITANNIAR. REX F. D.
Threepence 1829 (Maundy) 3,168 King George IV - Laureate Head by Pistrucci GEORGIUS IIII D. G. BRITANNIAR. REX F. D.
Threepence 1830 (Maundy) 3,168 King George IV - Laureate Head by Pistrucci GEORGIUS IIII D. G. BRITANNIAR. REX F. D.
Threepence 1831 (Maundy) 3,960 King William IV - Bare Head GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Threepence 1832 (Maundy) 2,904 King William IV - Bare Head GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Threepence 1833 (Maundy) 2,904 King William IV - Bare Head GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Threepence 1834 (Maundy) 2,904 King William IV - Bare Head GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Threepence 1835 (Maundy) 2,904 King William IV - Bare Head GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Threepence 1836 (Maundy) 2,904 King William IV - Bare Head GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Threepence 1837 (Maundy) 2,904 King William IV - Bare Head GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Threepence 1838 (Maundy) 4,158 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1839 (Maundy) 4,125 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1840 (Maundy) 4,125 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1841 (Maundy) 2,574 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1842 (Maundy) 4,125 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1843 (Maundy) 4,158 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1844 (Maundy) 4,158 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1845 (Maundy) 4,158 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1846 (Maundy) 4,158 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1847 (Maundy) 4,488 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1848 (Maundy) 4,488 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1849 (Maundy) 4,158 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1850 (Maundy) 4,158 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1851 (Maundy) 4,158 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1852 (Maundy) 4,488 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1853 (Maundy) 4,158 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1854 (Maundy) 4,158 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1855 (Maundy) 4,158 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1856 (Maundy) 4,158 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1857 (Maundy) 4,158 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1858 (Maundy) 4,158 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1859 (Maundy) 4,158 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1860 (Maundy) 4,158 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1861 (Maundy) 4,158 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1862 (Maundy) 4,158 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1863 (Maundy) 4,158 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1864 (Maundy) 4,158 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1865 (Maundy) 4,158 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1866 (Maundy) 4,158 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1867 (Maundy) 4,158 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1868 (Maundy) 4,158 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1869 (Maundy) 4,488 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1870 (Maundy) 4,569 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1871 (Maundy) 4,627 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1872 (Maundy) 4,119 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1873 (Maundy) 4,162 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1874 (Maundy) 5,578 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1875 (Maundy) 4,154 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1876 (Maundy) 4,862 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1877 (Maundy) 4,850 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1878 (Maundy) 5,735 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1879 (Maundy) 5,202 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1880 (Maundy) 5,199 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1881 (Maundy) 6,001 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1882 (Maundy) 4,146 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1883 (Maundy) 5,096 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1884 (Maundy) 3,353 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1885 (Maundy) 5,791 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1886 (Maundy) 6,785 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1887 (Maundy) 1,888 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1888 (Maundy) 9,528 Queen Victoria - Jubilee Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1889 (Maundy) 6,088 Queen Victoria - Jubilee Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1890 (Maundy) 8,613 Queen Victoria - Jubilee Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1891 (Maundy) 10,000 Queen Victoria - Jubilee Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1892 (Maundy) 8,524 Queen Victoria - Jubilee Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1893 (Maundy) 10,832 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Threepence 1894 (Maundy) 9,385 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Threepence 1895 (Maundy) 8,877 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Threepence 1896 (Maundy) 8,476 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Threepence 1897 (Maundy) 9,388 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Threepence 1898 (Maundy) 9,147 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Threepence 1899 (Maundy) 13,561 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Threepence 1900 (Maundy) 9,571 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Threepence 1901 (Maundy) 11,928 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Threepence 1902 (Maundy) 10,117 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Threepence 1903 (Maundy) 9,729 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Threepence 1904 (Maundy) 11,568 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Threepence 1905 (Maundy) 10,998 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Threepence 1906 (Maundy) 11,065 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Threepence 1907 (Maundy) 11,132 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Threepence 1908 (Maundy) 9,929 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Threepence 1909 (Maundy) 2,428 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Threepence 1910 (Maundy) 2,755 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Threepence 1911 (Maundy) 1,635 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1912 (Maundy) 1,616 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1913 (Maundy) 1,590 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1914 (Maundy) 1,651 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1915 (Maundy) 1,441 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1916 (Maundy) 1,499 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1917 (Maundy) 1,478 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1918 (Maundy) 1,479 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1919 (Maundy) 1,524 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1920 (Maundy) 1,460 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1921 (Maundy) 1,542 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1922 (Maundy) 1,609 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1923 (Maundy) 1,726 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1924 (Maundy) 1,672 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1925 (Maundy) 1,670 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1926 (Maundy) 1,762 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1927 (Maundy) 1,681 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1928 (Maundy) 1,642 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1929 (Maundy) 1,761 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1930 (Maundy) 1,724 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1931 (Maundy) 1,759 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1932 (Maundy) 1,835 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1933 (Maundy) 1,872 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1934 (Maundy) 1,887 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1935 (Maundy) 1,928 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1936 (Maundy) 1,323 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1937 (Maundy) 1,325 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Threepence 1938 (Maundy) 1,275 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Threepence 1939 (Maundy) 1,234 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Threepence 1940 (Maundy) 1,277 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Threepence 1941 (Maundy) 1,253 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Threepence 1942 (Maundy) 1,231 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Threepence 1943 (Maundy) 1,239 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Threepence 1944 (Maundy) 1,259 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Threepence 1945 (Maundy) 1,355 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Threepence 1946 (Maundy) 1,365 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Threepence 1947 (Maundy) 1,375 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Threepence 1948 (Maundy) 1,385 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Threepence 1949 (Maundy) 1,395 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX FIDEI DEF.
Threepence 1950 (Maundy) 1,405 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX FIDEI DEF.
Threepence 1951 (Maundy) 1,468 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX FIDEI DEF.
Threepence 1952 (Maundy) 1,012 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX FIDEI DEF.
Threepence 1953 (Maundy) 1,078 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH II DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1954 (Maundy) 1,076 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1955 (Maundy) 1,082 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1956 (Maundy) 1,088 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1957 (Maundy) 1,094 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1958 (Maundy) 1,100 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1959 (Maundy) 1,172 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1960 (Maundy) 1,112 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1961 (Maundy) 1,118 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1962 (Maundy) 1,125 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1963 (Maundy) 1,205 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1964 (Maundy) 1,213 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1965 (Maundy) 1,221 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1966 (Maundy) 1,206 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1967 (Maundy) 986 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1968 (Maundy) 964 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1969 (Maundy) 1,088 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1970 (Maundy) 980 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
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Maundy Threepence (Pre-decimal): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
From1817
To1970
Face Value3 (x Penny)
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
DesignerJean Baptiste Merlen
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size (mm)16
Mass (g)1.4100
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Maundy Threepence (Pre-decimal): Photos
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Coin - Threepence, George III, Great Britain, 1818
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Notes: George III reverse (1817 - 1820).
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Coin - Threepence (Maundy), William IV, Great Britain, 1831
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Great Britain 1911 3 pence
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Coin - Threepence, George III, Great Britain, 1818
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Notes: King George III (1817 - 1820).
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Coin - Threepence, George IV, Great Britain, 1827
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Notes: King George IV (1822 - 1830).
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Coin - Threepence (Maundy), William IV, Great Britain, 1831
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Notes: King William IV (1831 - 1837).
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Coin - Threepence (Maundy), Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1877
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Notes: Queen Victoria, young head (1838 - 1887).
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Great Britain 1893 3 pence
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Notes: Queen Victoria, old head (1893 - 1901).
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Great Britain 1907 3 pence
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Notes: King Edward VII (1902 - 1910).
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Coin - Threepence (Maundy), George V, Great Britain, 1932
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Notes: King George V (1911 - 1936).
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Great Britain 1953 3 pence KM-887
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Notes: Elizabeth II, Queen of all the Britains (1953).
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Coin - Threepence (Maundy), Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1957
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Notes: Queen Elizabeth II (1954 - 1970).
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