George V, Threepence Sterling Silver, 1914
This George V Sterling Silver threepence was issued in 1914 just at the start of World War
One. Later, in 1920, they reduced the fineness of the silver used in our coinage from 925
(Sterling) to 500 fine or half silver.
This little ‘Joey’ as the threepence was known was the smallest silver coin issued at the
time for circulation. The coins have the bare head of the King on one side and a crowned ‘3’
on the other side. The coins are in Fine condition and are now 104 years old.