Threepence 2024 (Maundy), Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Threepence 2024 (Maundy), Coin from United Kingdom
CoinThreepence 2024 (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.

This Maundy threepence coin was distributed by Queen Camilla on behalf of King Charles III, who was unable to attend for health reasons, at his second Maundy service as reigning monarch. The ceremony was held at Worcester Cathedral on 28 March 2024. Recipients were selected from Church of England dioceses across the country, and Anglican and Ecumenical partners across the United Kingdom, to thank them for their outstanding Christian service and for making a difference to the lives of people in their local communities. 

Since the reign of King Henry IV, in the early 15th century, English monarchs have presented Maundy coins to a number of people that matches the monarch's age. In 2024, the Queen handed out coins to 75 men and 75 women. Each recipient received two purses: a white purse with the amount of 75 pence (seven sets of one penny, twopence, threepence and a fourpence each, plus additional coins to the amount of 5p), and a red purse with two commemorative coins: a £5 (crown) featuring the Tudor Dragon, and a 50p coin commemorating the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Threepence 2024 (Maundy) - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin displays the first definitive portrait of King Charles III, which shows his bare (uncrowned) head facing left.

Below the neck truncation in tiny letters, the artist's initials MJ (for Martin Jennings).

Around, the monarch's legend: CHARLES III · DEI · GRATIA · REX · F · D ·. Translated from Latin, the legend means: Charles the Third, by the Grace of God, King, Defender of the Faith.

Obverse Inscription CHARLES III · DEI · GRATIA · REX · F · D ·
Reverse

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

Above the value, the Royal Crown, depicted as the Tudor Crown. During the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, it was supposed to stand for St. Edwards Crown, but the depiction remained the same as introduced by Queen Victoria as the Imperial Crown.

Divided by the value, the date of issue: 2024.

Reverse Inscription 3 2024
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
All (54) coins of type: Maundy Threepence (Decimal)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Threepence 1971 (Maundy) 1,018 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1972 (Maundy) 1,026 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1973 (Maundy) 1,098 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1974 (Maundy) 1,138 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1975 (Maundy) 1,148 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1976 (Maundy) 1,158 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1977 (Maundy) 1,138 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1978 (Maundy) 1,178 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1979 (Maundy) 1,294 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1980 (Maundy) 1,198 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1981 (Maundy) 1,178 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1982 (Maundy) 1,218 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1983 (Maundy) 1,342 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1984 (Maundy) 1,354 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1985 (Maundy) 1,366 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1986 (Maundy) 1,378 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1987 (Maundy) 1,390 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1988 (Maundy) 1,528 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1989 (Maundy) 1,353 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1990 (Maundy) 1,523 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1991 (Maundy) 1,384 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1992 (Maundy) 1,424 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1993 (Maundy) 1,440 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1994 (Maundy) 1,433 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1995 (Maundy) 1,466 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1996 (Maundy) 1,629 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1997 (Maundy) 1,786 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1998 (Maundy) 1,654 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 1999 (Maundy) 1,676 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2000 (Maundy) 14,866 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2001 (Maundy) 1,132 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2002 (Maundy) 1,681 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2003 (Maundy) 1,608 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2004 (Maundy) 1,613 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2005 (Maundy) 1,685 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2006 (Maundy) 8,205 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2007 (Maundy) 1,822 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2008 (Maundy) 1,833 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2009 (Maundy) 1,794 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2010 (Maundy) 1,617 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2011 (Maundy) 1,734 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2012 (Maundy) 1,981 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2013 (Maundy) 1,803 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2014 (Maundy) 1,693 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2015 (Maundy) 2,261 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2016 (Maundy) 1,940 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2017 (Maundy) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2018 (Maundy) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2019 (Maundy) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2020 (Maundy) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2021 (Maundy) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2022 (Maundy) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Threepence 2023 (Maundy) 1,036 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · DEI · GRATIA · REX · F · D ·
Threepence 2024 (Maundy) unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · DEI · GRATIA · REX · F · D ·
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Threepence 2024 (Maundy): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeMaundy Threepence (Decimal)
Issued2024
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyKing Charles III - First Portrait
ReverseImperial Crown - St Edward's Crown and the Tudor Crown
Face Value3 (x Penny)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
DesignerJean Baptiste Merlen
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size16.2600 mm
Mass1.4100 g
OCC IDYRVP-EVRC-XRJG-EDQG
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