The old silver threepence was last made in the reign of King George VI, the last date was
1944. But as this is the holiday season I have made up a special little purse of George
V & George VI Silver Threepences.
You will get two King George V Silver Threepences dated between 1920-1936 and one
King George VI Silver Threepence dated between 1937-1944. The three silver coins will
come in an elaborate purse with a zipper in it, so the coins won’t fall out. You can use them
yourself, or they make excellent Holiday gifts for young and old alike. We love that they go
into the Christmas Pudding.
A customer asked why the Royal Mint was charging £20.00 for a circulated 1937
brass threepence and the new non-round pound based on the old brass threepence? We looked on their website and saw the pair of coins in a cardboard folder and couldn’t believe my eyes.
So thank you. It took some time to get enough 1937 brass threepences to offer them to you, but here goes.
You get a nice circulated 1937 George VI brass threepence, the first year that this coin was issued and a Brilliant
Uncirculated 2017 non-round pound. Now there is no folder but our price for the pair is £4.95, which means you are
not paying £15.05 for a card folder that you wouldn’t want anyway.
Our customer was right and he gave us the idea to go out and find the coins and save you a significant amount of money. No card folder is worth
all that much money. Buy it from us and you only pay about a quarter of what the Royal Mint wants in a folder.
We all admired the excellent award winning movie, ‘The King’s Speech’ in 2010 which showed
King George VI’s determination and strength. Now you can own original coins from the reign of
George VI issued from 1937-1952, a Coronation Stamp issued in 1937 and a banknote issued just after
World War II.
You’ll receive the coins that were actually used during George VI’s reign: the bronze Farthing,
Halfpenny and Penny, plus the brass Threepence, Silver Threepence and cupronickel Sixpence, Shilling,
Florin and Half Crown. These are original, genuine coins and were actually used as money in the reign
of King George VI.
You also get an Uncirculated British Armed Forces 2nd series Pound issued by Command of the Army
Council in 1948. To top it off, you get a Mint stamp issued in 1937 for George VI’s Coronation, issued
and over printed for use in British Morocco. This collection is exclusive to Coincraft.
The entire collection comes in a presentation wallet loaded with interesting and historic information.
The brass threepence was first issued under King George VI and there are a number
of difficult or Scarce dates. 1950 is one of those. It was issued after the end
of World War II and towards the end of the King’s reign.
The coins are in Fine condition and if you know someone born in 1950 this coin
would make an excellent gift. The bare head of the King on one side and the thrift
plant on the other side.