George V, Threepence Silver, 1933
It was the height of the Depression and Roosevelt had called a ‘Bank Holiday’ and closed all
the banks. He later declared it illegal for American citizens to own gold coins. The United
States and the world were in a terrible state.
Yet under King George V, this country still issued the Threepence in Silver. They were 500
fine Silver and the smallest coin struck in silver in this country. To make people happy the film
King Kong came out that same year.
The 1933 Silver Threepences we have on offer are in Fine condition and are now 85 years
old. If for nothing else, it reminds you that governments will try to forbid their citizens to own
gold coins, but not at Coincraft!