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3 Pence - George VI with 'IND:IMP'

3 Pence - George VI (with 'IND:IMP') -  obverse 3 Pence - George VI (with 'IND:IMP') -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1937-1948
Value 3 Pence = 1/4 Shilling (1/80 LSD)
Composition Brass
Weight 6.8 g
Diameter 21.8 mm
Thickness 2.6 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 08-31-1971
References KM# 849, Sp# 4112
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Uncrowned portrait of King George VI left, legend around.

Note: With title 'IND:IMP'

Lettering:
GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX F:D:IND:IMP.
HP

Translation: George the Sixth by the Grace of God King of all the Britains Defender of the Faith Emperor of India

Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget

Thomas Humphrey Paget OBE was an English medal and coin designer and modeller. Paget's designs are indicated by the initials 'HP'. Paget was first approached by the Royal Mint in 1936 after the accession of King Edward VIII. Paget's recommendation had come via his earlier design for the obverse of a medal featuring the then-Prince of Wales.

Reverse

Three-headed 'thrift' plant, denomination above, date below.

Lettering:
THREE PENCE
1941

Engraver: Francis Madge Kitchener

Edge

Plain

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 105 grains.

Varieties of George VI threepence exist with either sharp or rounded corners:
1937-40 - all sharp
1941 - sharp or rounded
1942-46 - all rounded
1948 - sharp or rounded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1937  45,707,900 0.53 0.31 0.52 1.58 1.94 3.47
1937  4 Matte Proof
1937  26,400 Proof
1938  14,532,300 0.59 0.94 3.31
1938  Proof
1939  5,603,000 0.51 0.85
1939  Proof
1940  12,636,000 0.34 0.56 1.00 0.96
1940  Proof
1941  60,239,400 0.20 0.30 0.56 1.69
1941  Proof
1942  103,214,400 0.22 0.08 0.34 0.57 1.26 3.84
1942  Proof
1943  101,702,400 0.08 0.34 0.56 1.69
1943  Proof
1944  69,760,000 0.39 0.34 0.56 0.89
1944  Proof
1945  33,942,400 0.08 0.34 0.67 0.75 1.95
1945  Proof
1946  620,700
1946  Proof
1948  4,230,400 1.01
1948  Proof

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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