In 1912 the unsinkable ship the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank. It is a part of our
history that has been told in books and movies. It was unbelievable, yet it actually
happened. Many lives were lost and many tails of heroism have come out of that horrible
We were recently offered a group of 1912 Gold Sovereigns, the same year of issue that
the ship sailed for the first time and just didn’t make it. Memorabilia from that ship
brings fantastic monies. We are not in any way saying that any of these coins are connected
to the Titanic; were simply saying that they were issued the year the ship was
launched and sank.
The new Monarch, King George V is on the obverse and St. George slaying the
dragon is on the reverse. They are struck in 22ct gold and carry the date 1912. They
weigh about 8 grams and are in Uncirculated condition. An interesting coincidence if
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.
This King George V threepence is dated 1916, issued during World War One and most
importantly is struck in Sterling Silver. Our coinage would be struck in Sterling Silver for
just 3 more years.
The coins are in Fine condition and have the bare head portrait of the King on one side
and a crowned ‘3’ on the other side. A nice coin to add to your collection and it is 102 years
These Silver Threepences of King George V are struck in Sterling Silver and are
dated 1917 just before the end of the First World War. In 1920 they stopped using
Sterling Silver and reduced the silver content to just 50%.
The coins on offer are in Nice circulated condition, these are both very high grades
and remember the coins are struck in Sterling Silver. Supplies are limited and they
make an excellent type coin.