Coin Type Specifications
Region: GB
Denomination: 3P
Diameter: 16.26 (mm)
Coin Metal Composition:
Silver [50%] 0.705 (g)
Copper [50%] 0.705 (g)
Total Mass: 1.41 (g)

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1920-1927 - George V - Maundy 3 Pence
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1920-1927 - George V - Maundy 3 Pence Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 4 Coins
Silver : 2.82 Grams
Copper : 2.82 Grams
Total Mass : 5.64 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Silver $426.173 $29.230 $0.940 0.705 g $0.663
Copper $2.091 $0.143 $0.005 0.705 g $0.003
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $0.666
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 4 Coins: $2.663
- Precious Metal prices updated on 07-25-2024
4 Example Coins Found...


Coin Type Description
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Years Minted: 1920-1927
Mint Marks:
Denomination: 3P
Obverse Design: Uncrowned Bust of George V facing left surrounded by the inscription GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Obverse Designer: Edgar Bertram MacKennal
Reverse Design: Large 3 dividing date, with crown above,, wreath surrounding Lettering: YE 3 AR
Reverse Designer:
1920-1927 - George V - Maundy 3 Pence

The British threepence (3d) coin, usually simply known as a threepence or threepenny bit, was a unit of currency equaling one eightieth of a pound sterling, or three pence sterling. It was used in the United Kingdom, and earlier in Great Britain and England. Similar denominations were later used throughout the British Empire, notably in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.



The obverse of the threepence is by Bertram Mackennal. The reverse of the first type of threepence is the same as the Victoria threepence with the exception of the date. The second type threepence from 1927-1936 has a smaller bust and a acorn reverse and is minted with .500 debased silver.

1911-1920 Silver, 1.4 grams, 16mm Diameter.
1927-1936 .500 Silver, 1.4 grams, 16mm Diameter


Threepence (British coin)

Years of minting: 1547–1970
Value: 1⁄80 pound sterling
Mass: (Silver) 1.20 g (Nickel-brass) 6.8 g
Diameter: (Silver) 16.20 mm (Nickel-brass) 21.0–21.8 mm
Thickness: (Nickel-brass) 2.5 mm
Edge: Plain
(1816–1919) 92.5% Ag
(1920–1946) 50% Ag
(1937–1970) Nickel-brass
(79% Cu, 20% Zn, and 1% Ni)


Threepence (British coin) - Early 20th century

The reign of King George V (1910–1936) features several changes to the threepence denomination. As with all British silver coins, the silver content was reduced from sterling (0.925) silver to 50% silver, 40% copper, 10% nickel in 1920, 50% silver, 50% copper in 1922, and 50% silver, 40% copper, 5% nickel, 5% zinc in 1927, while the design of the reverse of the circulating threepence (but not the maundy threepence) was completely changed in 1927 to three oak sprigs with three acorns and a "G" in the centre, and the inscription THREE PENCE date. The inscription on the obverse throughout the reign was GEORGIVS V D G BRITT OMN REX F D IND IMP.


3 Pence - George V Maundy Coinage

KM# 813a
Country United Kingdom
Years 1921-1927
Value 3 Pence = 1/4 Shilling = 1/80 Pound (1/80 LSD)
Metal Silver (.500)
Weight 1.41 g
Diameter 16.26 mm
Thickness 0.89 mm
Engraver Edgar Bertram MacKennal (obverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized yes
Edge Smooth

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