In 1938 our Prime Minister Chamberlain met with Hitler, a lot good that did us. The Bren
Light Machine Gun entered the British Army, now did us a lot of good. The Beano was first
put on sale and that gave all of us a laugh.
Our King was George VI, who had been on the throne for only about a year. The smallest
silver coin struck for circulation was the Silver Threepence, even though at the same time a
brass threepence was actually being struck as well.
We can offer this George VI 1938 Silver Threepence in Fine condition and it is a date that
is not all that easy to find.
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.
Here is one that should be a winner, judging by previous experience. A bag of 10 1948 King George
VI Florins. What is so special about the 1948 Florin. Well they changed the metal content in 1947
from silver to cupronickel and the legend on the coins was only used for two years, 1947 and 1948. So
this is a two year only type coin.
These coins are now 64 years old and are in selected circulated condition. Why a bag of 10? Because
collectors like to trade with other collectors or give them away. By selling them in bags of ten we can
also keep our prices down, as it costs us the same to handle an order for ten coins as it does for just one
In 1937 George VI was finally crowned. The Royal Mint issued a new coin that year
the brass threepence, but they also continued to make a silver threepence. We have
pairs of both 1937 Coronation threepences to offer you.
The coins are in circulated condition, that means that they were actually used,
unlike some of today’s coins which are made only for collectors and none actually circulate.
You get the 1937 silver threepence and the ‘new’ 1937 brass threepence, the
first year of issue of a totally new coin.