1893-1901 - Victoria - Maundy 3 Pence
The British threepence (3d) coin, usually simply known as a threepence or threepenny bit, was a unit of currency equaling one eightieth of a pound sterling, or three pence sterling. It was used in the United Kingdom, and earlier in Great Britain and England. Similar denominations were later used throughout the British Empire, notably in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
1893 Victoria Silver Threepence Variations
1. 1893 - KM#758 - Jubilee Head - open 3
2. 1893 - KM#758 - Jubilee Head - closed 3
3. 1893 - KM#777 - Old/Veiled Head
Victoria Silver Threepence "Old Head" 1893-1901
Some silver threepence coins were issued for currency
and some as Maundy sets. The quality of the strike of
Maundy set coins tend to be finer.
The old head was designed by Sir Thomas Brock but engraved by
George William de Saulles.
Threepence (British coin)
Years of minting: 1547–1970
Value: 1⁄80 pound sterling
Mass: (Silver) 1.20 g (Nickel-brass) 6.8 g
Diameter: (Silver) 16.20 mm (Nickel-brass) 21.0–21.8 mm
Thickness: (Nickel-brass) 2.5 mm
(1816–1919) 92.5% Ag
(1920–1946) 50% Ag
(79% Cu, 20% Zn, and 1% Ni)
Threepence (British coin) - Queen Victoria
During the reign of Queen Victoria, threepences were produced both for maundy use and for normal circulation in all years between 1838 and 1901 except 1847, 1848, and 1852
Threepences were produced with the "old head" (1893–1901) are inscribed VICTORIA DEI GRA BRITT REGINA FID DEF IND IMP.
3 Pence - Victoria 3rd portrait; Maundy Coinage
Country United Kingdom
Value 3 Pence (1/80 LSD)
Metal Silver (.925)
Weight 1.41 g
Diameter 16.26 mm
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑