We have just purchased a large lot of King George V Silver Threepences dated 1932,
issued during the Great Depression. They are all in nice circulated condition. At
Christmas these are used as gifts and also to go into the Christmas pudding. The person
who finds it gets a present.
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.
During the reign of King George V there were two different types of silver coins issued for
circulation. The real silver coins that were struck in Sterling Silver and the coins struck
in half silver. The real silver coins were only struck from 1911-1919, the half silver coins were
struck from 1920-1936.
The smallest sterling silver coin issued for general use was the Threepence, also known as
a Joey. You have the bare head of the King on one side and the value within a wreath on the
Dates will be of our choice, but the more you order the more different dates we will try
and give you. The coins are circulated, but in selected circulated condition and they all date
from 1911 to 1919 only.
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…