United Kingdom: Coin Type Threepence (Edward VIII) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Type Threepence (Edward VIII) (issued 1937 - 1937)
Coin TypeThreepence (Edward VIII)

In 1937, coinage was planned for King Edward VIII but was never issued, as he abdicated before the year ended. Some patterns though exist. Maundy coinage for King Edward VIII was not minted.

Obverse

Bare head of King Edward VIII facing left; below on neck truncation in small letters, the designer's initials H.P. (for [Thomas] Humphrey Paget); around, EDWARDVS VIII D. G. BR: OMN: REX.

Obverse InscriptionEDWARDVS VIII D. G. BR: OMN: REX
Reverse

Three intertwined rings; around above, FID DEF IND IMP 1937; around below, the denomination THREE PENCE. In tiny letters under the rings, the designer's initials K.G. (for George Kruger Gray).

Reverse InscriptionFID DEF IND IMP 1937 THREE PENCE
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
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Threepence (Edward VIII): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofThreepence (Circulating)
From1937
To1937
Face Value3 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
MaterialSilver
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)16
Mass (g)1.4100