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1940 George VI British Silver Threepence

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General
Type: George VI British Silver Threepence 
Years: 1937 - 1945  Cat. Num.: KM# 848 
Country: Great Britain  Period: George VI 
Currency: Pound sterling  Face value: 3 Pence 
System: Sterling pre-decimal  4 Farthings = 1 Penny
12 Pence = 1 Shilling
2 Shillings = 1 Florin
5 Shillings = 1 Crown
20 Shillings = 1 Pound (Sovereign)
21 Shillings = 1 Guinea 
Desgr/Engr: H. Paget, K. Gray 
Obverse: George VI head left 
Legend: GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX 
Reverse: St. George shield on Tudor rose divides date 
Legend: FID:DEF:IND:IMP THREE·PENCE 
Edge: Plain 
Purpose: Circulation 
Issue
Year:
1940
Mint:  
Mintage: 7,914,000 
Scarcity:
Valuation:
 
Notes:  
Grades & Prices Available 
(VF+)
$2.75
(EF)
$3.50
(AU) Sold
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Specifications
Composition: Silver 
Fineness: 0.5000 
Weight (g): 1.4138g 
Weight (Oz): 0.05 Oz 
Net Content: 0.02 Oz (0.71g) 
Bullion Value: $0.55 
Alignment:
Medal 
 
Diameter: 16.00mm 
Thickness:  
Description

The three pence coin -expressed in writing as "3d"- first appeared in England during the fine silver coinage of King Edward VI  (1547-1553), when it formed part of a set of new denominations. Although it was an easy denomination to work with in the context of the old sterling coinage system, being a quarter of a shilling, initially it was not popular with the public who preferred the groat (four pence). Hence the coin was not minted in the following two reigns.

Value Range
Year Mintage G F VF EF AU UNC BU PROOF
1940 7,914,000 $0.90 $1.50 $2.25 $4.00 $8.50 $18.50
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