United Kingdom: Coin Type Threepence (First Design) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Type Threepence (First Design) (issued 1834 - 1887)
Coin TypeThreepence (First Design)

There were two forms of threepence, the currency issue and a special piece for the Maundy Thursday ceremonies; both had the numeral 3 on the reverse but the Maundy issues have a proof-like finish. The threepence was first issued for circulation in Britain in 1845, earlier pieces were for Colonial use only. It proved more popular than the groat (fourpence) which was discontinued in favour of the threepence in 1856.

Composition: 0.925 silver (0.0420 oz ASW).

Obverse

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

Obverse InscriptionLegend of the ruling British monarch
Reverse

Within an open oak wreath and below a crown, the numeral 3 dividing the date.

Reverse Inscription3 [year]
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
All Coins of Type: Threepence (First Design) (52)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Threepence 1834 (Circulating) 401,016 Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Threepence 1835 (Circulating) 491,040 Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Threepence 1836 (Circulating) 411,840 Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Threepence 1837 (Circulating) 42,768 Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Threepence 1838 (Circulating) 1,203,840 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1839 (Circulating) 570,240 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1840 (Circulating) 633,600 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1841 (Circulating) 443,520 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1842 (Circulating) 2,027,520 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1843 (Circulating) 2,027,520 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1844 (Circulating) 1,045,400 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1845 (Circulating) 1,319,200 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1846 (Circulating) 52,008 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1849 (Circulating) 131,208 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1850 (Circulating) 954,889 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1851 (Circulating) 483,553 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1852 (Circulating) unknown Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1853 (Circulating) 36,168 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1854 (Circulating) 1,471,734 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1855 (Circulating) 387,838 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1856 (Circulating) 1,018,248 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1857 (Circulating) 1,766,718 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1858 (Circulating) 1,445,928 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1859 (Circulating) 3,584,328 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1860 (Circulating) 3,410,088 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1861 (Circulating) 3,299,208 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1862 (Circulating) 1,160,808 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1863 (Circulating) 954,488 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1864 (Circulating) 1,335,048 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1865 (Circulating) 1,746,888 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1866 (Circulating) 1,905,288 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1867 (Circulating) 717,288 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1868 (Circulating) 1,461,768 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1869 (Circulating) unknown Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1870 (Circulating) 1,287,796 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1871 (Circulating) 1,004,121 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1872 (Circulating) 1,297,759 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1873 (Circulating) 4,060,038 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1874 (Circulating) 4,431,519 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1875 (Circulating) 3,310,988 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1876 (Circulating) 1,838,877 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1877 (Circulating) 2,626,881 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1878 (Circulating) 2,424,463 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1879 (Circulating) 3,144,753 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1880 (Circulating) 1,614,557 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1881 (Circulating) 3,252,753 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1882 (Circulating) 447,453 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1883 (Circulating) 4,374,459 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1884 (Circulating) 3,326,912 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1885 (Circulating) 5,188,141 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1886 (Circulating) 6,157,157 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1887 (Circulating, Young Head) 2,785,249 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
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Threepence (First Design): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofThreepence (Circulating)
From1834
To1887
Face Value3 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Material0.925 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)
Mass (g)1.4100
Threepence (First Design): Photos
ImageDetails
Coin - Threepence, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1886
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Source
Coin - Threepence, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1877
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Queen Victoria (1838 - 1887).
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