The Silver Threepence was last struck for circulation in 1944. These coins were replaced with the
brass threepence as soon as World War II was over. From about 1940 until 1944 the Silver
Threepence was struck here, but most of them were shipped to the West Indies.
So the coins you see have actually been used as money and are in circulated condition. This group
comes from a hoard put away more than 50 years ago. The dealer went to the West Indies and bought all
the Silver Threepences that were around at the time. We got a nice group of the 1941 issue, close to the
end of them making them.
The coins on offer are in Fine condition, circulated but real original wear and usage. They are not an
easy date to get and missing from many collections. When you show it to your friends, there certainly is
an interesting story to tell about them…
We just bought a large collection of King Edward VII Silver Threepences, the smallest silver coin
issued by this Monarch for general usage. We have not checked the dates, but they were issued from
1902-1910. They were stuck in Sterling Silver and are well over 100 years old.
We are not going to be sorting them, but just taking them out of the sack as they come. They are in Very
Good or better condition and we know they are not easy to get. Everything before King George V is difficult
to find, maybe it is because they are so old and struck in Sterling Silver.
We offer individual coins here - if you order more than one you will get different dates: we won’t guarantee which
dates you will get, but that they will be different. Great coins, the King only had coins for ten years and
they are all over 100 years old…
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.
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!
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.
The brass threepence was first issued in 1937 and last issued in 1967. 1949 is one of the scarce dates of the George VI issue. Each coin is in selected circulated condition and is of course scarce and
difficult to find. It has taken some time to put this group together, many of the coins
while struck in this country, were shipped overseas to help with a shortage of small