Threepence, Circulating, Coin Type from United Kingdom - detailed information

Threepence, Circulating, Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 1834 - 1970)
Coin TypeThreepence, Circulating

The British threepence (3d) coin, usually simply known as a threepence or threepenny bit, was a unit of currency equalling one eightieth of a pound sterling, or three pence sterling. It was used in the United Kingdom, and earlier in Great Britain and England. Similar denominations were later used throughout the British Empire, notably in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. The threepence was first issued for circulation in Britain in 1845, earlier circulation pieces were for colonial use only.

Threepence coins had been issued for a long time as "Maundy" money (non circulating legal tender, distributed in very small amounts by the King or Queen in person). Apart from their prooflike surface, they are virtually indistinguishable from the circulating coins. For consistency though, the Maundy threepence coins are listed separately in the NCLT section together with the other Maundy denominations.

Before Decimal Day in 1971 there were two hundred and forty pence in one pound sterling. Twelve pence made a shilling, and twenty shillings made a pound. Values less than a pound were usually written in terms of shillings and pence, e.g. forty-two pence would be three shillings and six pence (3/6), pronounced "three and six". Values of less than a shilling were simply written in terms of pence, e.g. eight pence would be 8d.

The denomination went through several transformations during its long existence. Its design resembled that of the Maundy threepence until 1926, when a new reverse with oak sprigs was introduced. This was replaced in 1937 with a Tudor rose, issued in 1945 after which time the silver version of the denomination was discontinued. There were also two design of 12-sided brass threepence, one featuring a thrift plant (1937 to 1950) and one with a Tudor-style portcullis (1953 to 1970).

The coins remained in circulation until "Decimal Day", 15 February 1971, and ceased to be legal tender after 31 August 1971. Unlike some of the larger denominations, they were not re-denominated to a decimal value when the decimal Pound Sterling was introduced.

Obverse
United Kingdom / Threepence, Circulating - obverse photo

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

During the existence of the denomination, threepence coins were issued for:
- King George III (1817 - 1820)
- King William IV (1834 - 1837)
- Queen Victoria (1838 - 1901)
- King Edward VII (1902 - 1910)
- King George V (1911 - 1936)
- King George VI (1937 - 1952)
- Queen Elizabeth II (1953 - 1970)

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling British monarch
Reverse
United Kingdom / Threepence, Circulating - reverse photo

The reverse went through several transformations during the existence of the denomination.

The first design (1817 - 1887) shows, 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].

Between 1817 and 1820 (during the reign of King George III), the date was on the obverse and part of the monarch's legend was on the reverse. The crown was re-designed in 1887.

The second design (1887 - 1926) is based on the first, which was re-touched when the Queen's effigy was also updated on the obverse; the most pronounced difference is in the shape of the crown, which is now rounded on top.

The third design (1927 - 1936), by George Kruger Gray, is a radical departure from the earlier heraldic coinage and features three sprigs of oak - intertwined and ending with three acorns. In the centre, there is a tiny letter G.

Around above, divided by one of the acorns, the value and denomination: THREE · · PENCE ·; around below, the date of issue: · [year] ·.

The fourth design (1937 - 1945), again by George Kruger Gray, shows the Shield of St George lying on a Tudor rose, dividing the date: [year].

Above, the rest of the monarch's legend: FID: DEF: IND: IMP: (Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India). Below, the value and denomination THREE · PENCE. Below the rose in small letters, the designer's initials K · G.

This was the final silver version of the denomination, after which it was changed to a twelve-sided nickel brass format.

The first twelve-sided design for the brass version (1937 - 1952) depicts a three-headed thrift plant (Allium porum, or wild leek). Around above, the value and denomination THREE PENCE; below, the date of issue: [year].

The second twelve-sided design for the brass version (1953 - 1970) depicts a a Tudor portcullis with chains and a coronet above. Below the portcullis in small letters, the artist's initials WG (for William Gardner). Around left and right, the value and denomination THREE PENCE; interrupting them below, the date of issue: [year].

Reverse Inscription 3 [year]
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

See also Threepence Patterns.

Various British colonies, dominions and dependencies also issued their own versions of the threepence denomination, usually to be used in parallel with their Imperial counterpart and with compatible dimensions and composition but sometimes made deliberately different, e.g. with a central hole. For these, see:

- Ionian Islands, Thirty Lepta - issued 1834 to 1862, demonetised 1864
- British West Africa, Threepence - issued 1913 to 1957, demonetised 1968
- Australia, Threepence - issued 1910 to 1964, withdrawn 1966 (not demonetised)
- New Zealand, Threepence - issued 1933 to 1965, demonetised 1967
- New Guinea, Threepence - with central hole, issued 1935 and 1944, demonetised 1966
- Fiji, Threepence - 12-sided brass coin, issued 1947 to 1967, demonetised 1969
- Nigeria, Threepence - 12-sided brass coin, issued 1959 only, demonetised 1973

Coin Type: Threepence, Circulating - (143) Coins (Page 1 of 2)
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Threepence 1817 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1817 (Circulating) - reverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Threepence 1818 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1818 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1818 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Threepence 1820 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1820 (Circulating) - reverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Threepence 1834 (Circulating) Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 401,016
Threepence 1835 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1835 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1835 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 491,040
Threepence 1836 (Circulating) Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 411,840
Threepence 1837 (Circulating) Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 42,768
Threepence 1838 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1838 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1838 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,203,840
Threepence 1839 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1839 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1839 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 570,240
Threepence 1840 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1840 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 633,600
Threepence 1841 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1841 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 443,520
Threepence 1842 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1842 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,027,520
Threepence 1843 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1843 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1843 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,027,520
Threepence 1844 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1844 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1844 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,045,400
Threepence 1845 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1845 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1845 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,319,200
Threepence 1846 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1846 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1846 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 52,008
Threepence 1849 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1849 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 131,208
Threepence 1850 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1850 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1850 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 954,889
Threepence 1851 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1851 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 483,553
Threepence 1852 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1852 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Threepence 1853 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1853 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 36,168
Threepence 1854 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1854 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,471,734
Threepence 1855 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1855 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 387,838
Threepence 1856 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1856 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,018,248
Threepence 1857 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1857 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,766,718
Threepence 1858 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1858 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,445,928
Threepence 1859 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1859 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1859 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,584,328
Threepence 1860 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1860 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1860 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,410,088
Threepence 1861 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1861 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1861 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,299,208
Threepence 1862 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1862 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1862 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,160,808
Threepence 1863 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1863 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1863 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 954,488
Threepence 1864 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1864 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,335,048
Threepence 1865 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1865 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,746,888
Threepence 1866 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1866 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1866 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,905,288
Threepence 1867 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1867 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1867 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 717,288
Threepence 1868 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1868 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1868 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,461,768
Threepence 1869 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1869 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1869 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Threepence 1870 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1870 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1870 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,287,796
Threepence 1871 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1871 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1871 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,004,121
Threepence 1872 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1872 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1872 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,297,759
Threepence 1873 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1873 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1873 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,060,038
Threepence 1874 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1874 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1874 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,431,519
Threepence 1875 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1875 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1875 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,310,988
Threepence 1876 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1876 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1876 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,838,877
Threepence 1877 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1877 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1877 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,626,881
Threepence 1878 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1878 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1878 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,424,463
Threepence 1879 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1879 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1879 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,144,753
Threepence 1880 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1880 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1880 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,614,557
Threepence 1881 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1881 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1881 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,252,753
Threepence 1882 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1882 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1882 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 447,453
Threepence 1883 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1883 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1883 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,374,459
Threepence 1884 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1884 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1884 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,326,912
Threepence 1885 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1885 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1885 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 5,188,141
Threepence 1886 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1886 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1886 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 6,157,157
Threepence 1887 (Circulating, Young Head) United Kingdom / Threepence 1887 (Circulating, Young Head) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1887 (Circulating, Young Head) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,785,249
Threepence 1887 (Circulating, Jubilee Head) United Kingdom / Threepence 1887 (Circulating, Jubilee Head) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1887 (Circulating, Jubilee Head) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,785,249
Threepence 1888 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1888 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1888 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 522,678
Threepence 1889 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1889 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1889 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,591,498
Threepence 1890 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1890 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1890 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,470,322
Threepence 1891 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1891 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1891 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 6,327,515
Threepence 1892 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1892 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1892 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,582,714
Threepence 1893 (Circulating, Jubilee head) United Kingdom / Threepence 1893 (Circulating, Jubilee head) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1893 (Circulating, Jubilee head) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,076,269
Threepence 1893 (Circulating, Veiled head) United Kingdom / Threepence 1893 (Circulating, Veiled head) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1893 (Circulating, Veiled head) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,076,269
Threepence 1894 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1894 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1894 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,617,579
Threepence 1895 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1895 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1895 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,797,585
Threepence 1896 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1896 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1896 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,607,418
Threepence 1897 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1897 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1897 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,550,270
Threepence 1898 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1898 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1898 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,576,153
Threepence 1899 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1899 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1899 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 6,253,257
Threepence 1900 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1900 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1900 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 10,661,874
Threepence 1901 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1901 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 6,099,821
Threepence 1902 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1902 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1902 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 8,302,060
Threepence 1903 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1903 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1903 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 5,234,864
Threepence 1904 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1904 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1904 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,627,360
Threepence 1905 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1905 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1905 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,563,365
Threepence 1906 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1906 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1906 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,173,707
Threepence 1907 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1907 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1907 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,841,420
Threepence 1908 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1908 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1908 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 8,175,934
Threepence 1909 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1909 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1909 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,054,559
Threepence 1910 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1910 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1910 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,564,820
Threepence 1911 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1911 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1911 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 5,849,076
Threepence 1912 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1912 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1912 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 8,934,071
Threepence 1913 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1913 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1913 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 7,144,470
Threepence 1914 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1914 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1914 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 6,734,566
Threepence 1915 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1915 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1915 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 5,451,910
Threepence 1916 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1916 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1916 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 18,556,329
Threepence 1917 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1917 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1917 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 21,663,727
Threepence 1918 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1918 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1918 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 20,632,284
Threepence 1919 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1919 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1919 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 16,846,445
Threepence 1920 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1920 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1920 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 16,704,996
Threepence 1921 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1921 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1921 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.500 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 8,750,687
Threepence 1922 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1922 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1922 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.500 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 7,981,371
Threepence 1925 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1925 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1925 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.500 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,733,297
Threepence 1926 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1926 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1926 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.500 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,109,144
Threepence 1927 (Circulating, proof only) United Kingdom / Threepence 1927 (Circulating, proof only) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1927 (Circulating, proof only) - obverse photo Material: 0.500 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 15,022
Threepence 1928 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1928 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1928 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.500 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,302,106
Threepence 1930 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1930 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1930 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.500 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,319,412
Threepence 1931 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1931 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1931 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.500 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 6,251,936
Threepence 1932 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1932 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1932 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.500 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 5,887,325
Threepence 1933 (Circulating) United Kingdom / Threepence 1933 (Circulating) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Threepence 1933 (Circulating) - obverse photo Material: 0.500 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 5,578,541
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Threepence, Circulating: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-types Threepence, King George III
Threepence, First Design
Threepence, Second Design
Threepence, Oak Sprigs
Threepence, Tudor Rose
Threepence, Brass, Thrift Plant
Threepence, Brass, Portcullis
From1834
To1970
Face Value3 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Material
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size
Mass
Threepence, Circulating: Photos
ImageDetails
Coin - Threepence, George III, Great Britain, 1818
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King George III reverse (1817 - 1820).
Source
Coin - Threepence, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1886
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: First oak wreath reverse (1834 - 1887).
Source
Great Britain 1891 3 Pence
Copyright: smarty_marty24
Notes: Second oak wreath reverse (1887 - 1926).
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Coin - Threepence, George V, Great Britain, 1928
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Notes: Oak sprigs reverse (1927 - 1936).
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Great Britain 1949 3 pence
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Notes: Brass, thrift plant (1937 - 1952).
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Coin - Threepence, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1960
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Notes: Brass, Portcullis (1953 - 1970).
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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, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1877
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Notes: Queen Victoria, young head (1838 - 1887).
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Great Britain 1891 3 Pence
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Notes: Queen Victoria, Jubilee head (1887 - 1893).
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Coin - Threepence, Edward VII, Great Britain, 1902
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Notes: King Edward VII (1902 - 1910).
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Coin - Threepence, George V, Great Britain, 1928
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Notes: King George V (1911 - 1936).
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Great Britain 1949 3 pence
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Notes: King George VI, brass (1949 - 1952).
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Coin - Threepence, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1960
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Notes: Queen Elizabeth II, brass (1954 - 1970).
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