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 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…
Well not actually coins that sailed on The Titanic, as those are all at the bottom of the
ocean, but rather two coins that were issued in 1912 and could have been used by people
who sailed on The Titanic.
The two coins are the Sterling Silver Threepence and the bronze Penny of 1912. They were
both issued under King George V, who had been King for just 2 years at the time. Both coins
are in Very Good condition and you get both Titanic 1912 coins for a very reasonable price.
In 1931 the British Pound came off the Gold Standard, Abbey Road Studios was opened and work on RMS Queen Mary was started. The depression was hitting and the Government cut wages for their workers and reduced benefits for everyone.
The smallest and still quite useful and valuable silver coin that was issued for circulation was the Threepence also known as the Joey. The design this year had three acorns on the reverse tied to three oak springs. The coins were struck under King George V and minted in 500 fine silver. The coins on offer are in Fine condition and a nice souvenir of a much harder time.