In 1938 our Prime Minister Chamberlain met with Hitler, a lot good that did us. The Bren
Light Machine Gun entered the British Army, now did us a lot of good. The Beano was first
put on sale and that gave all of us a laugh.
Our King was George VI, who had been on the throne for only about a year. The smallest
silver coin struck for circulation was the Silver Threepence, even though at the same time a
brass threepence was actually being struck as well.
We can offer this George VI 1938 Silver Threepence in Fine condition and it is a date that
is not all that easy to find.
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.
In 1937 George VI was finally crowned. The Royal Mint issued a new coin that year
the brass threepence, but they also continued to make a silver threepence. We have
pairs of both 1937 Coronation threepences to offer you.
The coins are in circulated condition, that means that they were actually used,
unlike some of today’s coins which are made only for collectors and none actually circulate.
You get the 1937 silver threepence and the ‘new’ 1937 brass threepence, the
first year of issue of a totally new coin.
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.