3 Pence - George VI with 'IND:IMP'

3 Pence - George VI (with 'IND:IMP') -  obverse3 Pence - George VI (with 'IND:IMP') -  reverse

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Features

Issuer United Kingdom
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1937-1948
Value 3 Pence = 1/4 Shilling (1/80)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
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
Number N# 1020
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 849,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
Sp# 4112
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.

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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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1937  45 707 900 $ 0.32 $ 0.35 $ 0.32 $ 0.53 $ 1.74 $ 1.89 $ 5.45 36%
1937  4 0.3% Matte Proof
1937  26 400 $ 19 0.6% Proof
1938  14 532 300 $ 0.30 $ 0.74 $ 0.58 $ 0.65 $ 2.60 14%
1938  0.10% Proof
1939  5 603 000 $ 0.38 $ 0.57 $ 1.01 $ 9.79 9%
1939  0.09% Proof
1940  12 636 000 $ 0.38 $ 0.64 $ 0.70 $ 1.39 16%
1940  0.17% Proof
1941  60 239 400 $ 0.14 $ 0.21 $ 0.35 $ 0.51 $ 1.58 33%
1941  0.2% Proof
1942  103 214 400 $ 0.28 $ 0.19 $ 0.36 $ 0.58 $ 1.30 $ 3.97 $ 9.65 43%
1942  0.5% Proof
1943  101 702 400 $ 0.32 $ 0.10 $ 0.36 $ 0.58 $ 1.60 $ 2.34 47%
1943  0.5% Proof
1944  69 760 000 $ 0.19 $ 0.17 $ 0.35 $ 0.58 $ 1.16 $ 1.90 34%
1944  0.3% Proof
1945  33 942 400 $ 0.10 $ 0.24 $ 0.38 $ 0.58 $ 2.58 21%
1945  0.16% Proof
1946  620 700 $ 5.77 $ 9.28 $ 7.70 3%
1946  0.07% Proof
1948  4 230 400 $ 0.74 $ 0.87 $ 1.04 $ 2.90 8%
1948  0.3% Proof

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