This is a 1937 George VI Brass Threepence.
During this date there were two types of threepence; one made from silver and one from brass.
The picture shown is of a brass threepence and is one of our sample photos. The coin shown may not be the coin you receive.
Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details. Contact us if you require a photograph prior to purchase.
End of the Silver Threepence
One of the proposed coinage reforms of Edward VIII's reign (carried over to that of George VI following the abdication) was the introduction of brass threepence coins to replace the tiny silver issues which had been circulating for many years. The high cost of silver, in addition to the ease with which the tiny silver threepence got lost were factors in this decision. However, the silver issues continued to be popular in Scotland and the colonies, and so the two issues continued to be struck and circulated side by side until the end of the Second World War.
Portrait of George VI facing left.
Latin legend which reads:
GEORGIVS VI DE: G: BR: OMN: REX F:D: IND: IMP
Which translates to:
George VI by the Grace of God King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith and Emperor of India
The reverse features a thrift plant with three heads, with name of the denomination above with date below.
The legend reads:
THREE PENCE 1937
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0|
|Silver Weight Troy Ounces||0|
|Obverse Designer||Thomas Humphrey Paget|
|Reverse Designer||George Kruger Gray|
|Issuing Monarch||George VI (1936-1952)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|EF||EF||£15.00||Add Stock Alert|
|VF||VF||£8.00||Add Stock Alert|
|29 April 2019||Circulated||Circulated||£2.00|
|13 September 2019||EF||EF||£15.00|
|24 November 2019||Circulated||Circulated||£2.00|
|01 January 2020||Circulated||Circulated||£2.00|
|11 February 2020||Circulated||Circulated||£2.00|
|10 May 2020||Circulated||Circulated||£2.00|
|08 November 2020||Circulated||Circulated||£2.00|
|30 May 2021||Circulated||Circulated||£2.00|
|06 August 2021||Circulated||Circulated||£2.00|
|17 August 2021||Circulated||Circulated||£2.00|
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