This King George V threepence is dated 1916, issued during World War I, and
most importantly, it 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. A nice coin to add to your collection and it
is 102 years old.
Many of the King George VI dates of brass threepences are Scarce and difficult to find, as most of the mintage was sent to our colonies overseas. The 1948 Brass Threepence is no exception. I believe that most of them went to the West Indies; after all even during a war the population needs coins to spend.
The brass threepence while a short series (1937-1967) is also one of our most popular series.
The new pound coin is based on this coin. The 1948 brass threepences are in Fine condition and difficult to find, many date collectors are missing this coin.
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.
The firm of Carpenter & Howlett were known for their modern enameled coins. But what
most people didn’t realize is that they gold plated the coins before they enameled them.
Below are the final lot of C &H Gold plated coins. They look great the prices are very reasonable.
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.
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.