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.
Anyone who knows the brass threepence series knows that in the higher grades these are incredibly difficult to find, as all of these coins were put away during World War II. We have seen these elsewhere for £10 a coin more than I am asking you now. It is well worth thinking about and if you need an extra coin for a friend, then now is the time to get them.
Many of the King George VI dates of brass threepences are Scarce and difficult to find, as most of the mintage was sent to our colonies overseas. The 1948 Brass Threepence is no exception. I believe that most of them went to the West Indies; after all even during a war the population needs coins to spend.
The brass threepence while a short series (1937-1967) is also one of our most popular series.
The new pound coin is based on this coin. The 1948 brass threepences are in Fine condition and difficult to find, many date collectors are missing this coin.
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.
For the Coronation of King George VI the Royal Mint decided to issue two totally different Threepences. The normal Silver Threepence was still being struck, except with a new design for the new King.
But the Mint also issued a Brass Threepence for the first time. Eventually the silver issue would be abandoned and the brass coin would continue to be made until 1967 when the stopped making pre-decimal
I can offer a very limited number of collectors not only the 1937 Silver Threepence but also the 1937 Brass Threepence. But both coins are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, how fantastic is that? Issued 82 years ago for the Queen’s Father’s Coronation and still as nice as when they were issued. Supplies are very limited, so please order early…