Threepence 2006 (Maundy), Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Threepence 2006 (Maundy), Coin from United Kingdom
CoinThreepence 2006 (Maundy)

The Maundy threepence (or three pence) coin is a 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.

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 since then with only minor modifications.

The Maundy pieces continue to use the original obverse design for Queen Elizabeth II by Mary Gillick, although the bust of the Queen on other British coins has been repeatedly replaced as she ages. At the time of decimalisation, the Royal Mint Advisory Commission recommended the retention out of affection for the Gillick design; this was accepted by the Queen.

This Maundy threepence coin was distributed in person by Queen Elizabeth II (together with a one penny coin, a twopence and a fourpence) at the 2006 Maundy ceremony which was held at Guildford Cathedral.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage8,205
Obverse
United Kingdom / Threepence 2006 (Maundy) - obverse photo

Laureate young bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "First Portrait").

The designer's initials, M.G. (for Mary Gillick) appear incuse on the base of the neck truncation.

The monarch's legend runs continuously all around the bust: + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith.

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Obverse Inscription + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Reverse
United Kingdom / Threepence 2006 (Maundy) - reverse photo

Within an open oak wreath, the numeral 3 representing the denomination of threepence; the number is below a crown and divides the date: 2006.

Reverse Inscription 3 2006
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Mintage includes 6,394 pieces issued as part of 13-coin 80th Birthday silver collections.

Threepence 2006 (Maundy): Known varieties
Threepence 2006 (Maundy): References to Information Used
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All (50) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Maundy Threepence (Decimal)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Threepence 1971 (Maundy) 1,018 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1972 (Maundy) 1,026 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1973 (Maundy) 1,098 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1974 (Maundy) 1,138 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1975 (Maundy) 1,148 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1976 (Maundy) 1,158 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1977 (Maundy) 1,138 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1978 (Maundy) 1,178 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1979 (Maundy) 1,294 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1980 (Maundy) 1,198 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1981 (Maundy) 1,178 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1982 (Maundy) 1,218 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1983 (Maundy) 1,342 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1984 (Maundy) 1,354 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1985 (Maundy) 1,366 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1986 (Maundy) 1,378 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1987 (Maundy) 1,390 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1988 (Maundy) 1,528 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1989 (Maundy) 1,353 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1990 (Maundy) 1,523 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1991 (Maundy) 1,384 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1992 (Maundy) 1,424 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1993 (Maundy) 1,440 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1994 (Maundy) 1,433 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1995 (Maundy) 1,466 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1996 (Maundy) 1,629 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1997 (Maundy) 1,786 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1998 (Maundy) 1,654 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1999 (Maundy) 1,676 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2000 (Maundy) 14,866 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2001 (Maundy) 1,132 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2002 (Maundy) 1,681 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2003 (Maundy) 1,608 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2004 (Maundy) 1,613 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2005 (Maundy) 1,685 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2006 (Maundy) 8,205 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2007 (Maundy) 1,822 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2008 (Maundy) 1,833 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2009 (Maundy) 1,794 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2010 (Maundy) 1,617 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2011 (Maundy) 1,734 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2012 (Maundy) 1,981 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2013 (Maundy) 1,803 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2014 (Maundy) 1,693 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2015 (Maundy) 2,261 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2016 (Maundy) 1,940 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2017 (Maundy) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2018 (Maundy) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2019 (Maundy) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2020 (Maundy) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
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Threepence 2006 (Maundy): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeMaundy Threepence (Decimal)
Issued2006
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Face Value3 (x Penny)
Total Mintage8,205
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
DesignerJean Baptise Merlen
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)16.2600
Mass (g)1.4100
OCC IDPNXY-DONZ-CYVQ-OVRB
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