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
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!
It is strange but true; the Royal Mint did not strike a lot of the bronze coins that were issued
in this country. In fact at one point they were using two private mints to strike coins for
them. The Heaton Mint which has a mintmark ‘H’ as on this coin and the Kings Norton Mint
which used a ‘KN’ mintmark. Interesting enough, both private mints have gone out of business.
This Penny is dated 1918, which was during World War I and we guess the Royal Mint had
too many other things on its plate. The mintmark is below Britannia to the left of the date. The
coins on offer are in Fine condition and are rather difficult to find these days.
The Royal Mint didn’t strike this 1918 Penny but the Mint Birmingham Ltd did. Why not
add one to your collection?
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.
In the early reign of King George V the coins were struck in Sterling Silver
925 fine Silver. After 1920 the coins were struck in 500 fine silver. The
largest Sterling Silver coin struck during the reign of King George V was the
Halfcrown. Condition of all coins available is Fine or better.
Iknow it sounds strange, what with the Royal Mint issuing commemorative coins
almost daily, but the first commemorative coin for this country was the 1935
Crown. It was issued to honour the Silver Jubilee of King George V 1910-1935. There
were no other commemorative coins for this country before the 1935 Crown, although
we still don’t know about the Gothic Crown.
It has a rather unusual rendition of St. George slaying the dragon and we were the first
people to say it looked like a rocking horse. From then it rapidly became known as
‘The Rocking Horse Crown’. You must remember that this country was in depression
as was the rest of the world, so a Crown or Five Shilling piece was a lot of money at
We have some nice Extremely Fine examples of this first ever British commemorative
Crown to offer you. Extremely Fine is a very high grade and considering the
coin is now 83 years old, we think it is a winner.