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.
1936 was a very unusual year for this country in that there were three Kings on the throne
that year. King George V died and his son took over as King Edward VIII and when he
abdicated his brother became King George VI.
Most of the coins were struck under King Edward VIII but all the coins have the portrait of
King George V on them. They are struck in 500 fine Silver and are the last Silver Threepences
to have his portrait on them.
A silver Threepence of 1936 in selected circulated condition, the year of three kings.
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.
In 1931 King George V was on the throne and the world was in the height of the
Great Depression. Our coins were struck in 500 fine silver and the lowest silver
denomination struck was the Threepence.
You have the bare head of the King on one side and three acorns on the other side.
The coins on offer are all dated 1931 and are in Fine condition. These coins are now
87 years old. They make a wonderful gift or you can use them in the Christmas pudding.
In either case, most people under a certain age will never have seen them. Get
them while you can.