3 Pence - British Armed Forces 1st series


Issuer United Kingdom
Issuing entity British Armed Forces - Command of the Army Council
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Local banknote
Year 1946
Value 3 Pence = ¼ Shilling (1⁄80)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Paper
Size 114 × 57 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 205481
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# M9,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.
RM# 20
Richard John Marles; 2014. Collectors' British Military Money 1943-1972 (2nd revised edition). Rotographic Publications, Torquay, United Kingdom.


Central denomination.

British Armed Forces
Special Voucher
For use only as detailed on the reverse
Three Pence
Issued by command of the Army Council


Central denomination.

Three Pence
This note is valid only for transactions within official canteens and organisations laid down in the G.R.Os of the theatre. Except as may be expressly provided in the G.R.Os it must in no circumstances be offered to any person who is not entitled to use British service canteens. Improper use of this note is a disciplinary offence and may render the offender liable to penalties.


Military note issued to British forces outside the UK

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1946)  91% P#M9a
ND (1946)  4% P#M9b - overprint 'NAAFI CANTEENS ONLY'

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