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1943 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
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 
Issue
Year:
1943
 
Mint: The Royal Mint 
Mintage: 1,379,000 
Scarcity:
Valuation:
 
Notes:  
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Specifications
Alignment:
Medal 
 
Composition: Silver 
Fineness: 0.5000 
Weight(g): 1.4138g 
Weight(Oz): 0.05 Oz 
Net Content: 0.02 Oz (0.71g) 
Bullion Value: $0.41 
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
1943 1,379,000 $0.45 $1.25 $5.50 $24.50 $39 $65
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