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3 Pence - George V 1st issue; incl. Maundy

3 Pence - George V (1st issue; incl. Maundy) -  obverse3 Pence - George V (1st issue; incl. Maundy) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1911-1920
Value 3 Pence = 1/4 Shilling (1/80)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 1.41 g
Diameter 16 mm
Thickness 0.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 813,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# 4015,
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)
Sp# 4018
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Uncrowned portrait of King George V left, legend around.

Lettering:
GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP:
B.M.

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

Engraver: Edgar Bertram MacKennal

Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal, KCVO, usually known as Bertram Mackennal, was an Australian sculptor, most famous for designing the coinage and stamps bearing the likeness of King George V. Signature: "BM".

Reverse

Crowned denomination dividing date within oak wreath.

Lettering: 19 3 18

Engraver: Jean Baptiste Merlen

Edge

Plain

3 Pence - George V (1st issue; incl. Maundy) -  obverse

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Comments

Struck with prooflike finish for use in the Maundy ceremony and with a dull surface for domestic circulation. The standard weight of this coin was 1/22 troy ounce or 21.8 grains.

Sp#4015 (1911-20) Circulation issue with less prooflike surface;

Sp#4016 Maundy money sets listed with their KM# ref:

1911 MDS168&169 7,775 (partially Proof)
1912 MDS170 1,246                    1917 MDS175 1,237
1913 MDS171 1,228                    1918 MDS176 1,375
1914 MDS172 982                        1919 MDS177 1,258
1915 MDS173 1,293                    1920 MDS178 1,399
1916 MDS174 1,128

Sp#4018 (1911-20) Maundy prooflike issue;

Demonetization note: Whilst the circulation strikes have been demonetized, the Maundy issues carry legal tender status and are still being struck to this day with the value updated to decimal pence.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1911  6,000 0.3% Proof
1911  5,841,000 2.48 2.48 7.30 13% Sp#4015
1911  1,991 0.2% Sp#4018; Prooflike
1912  8,932,800 1.08 2.26 2.35 3.73 18% Sp#4015
1912  1,246 0.5% Sp#4018; Prooflike
1913  7,413,200 0.90 2.52 2.52 4.40 19% Sp#4015
1913  1,228 0.3% Sp#4018; Prooflike
1914  6,733,500 0.73 1.40 2.41 2.52 17% Sp#4015
1914  982 0.3% Sp#4018; Prooflike
1915  5,450,600 0.97 2.60 2.60 2.88 14% Sp#4015
1915  1,293 0.2% Sp#4018; Prooflike
1916  18,555,200 0.71 1.78 1.99 2.73 33% Sp#4015
1916  1,128 0.3% Sp#4018; Prooflike
1917  21,662,400 1.08 1.88 2.16 3.24 5.89 35% Sp#4015
1917  1,237 0.3% Sp#4018; Prooflike
1918  20,630,900 0.79 2.08 2.08 2.20 37% Sp#4015
1918  1,375 0.3% Sp#4018; Prooflike
1919  16,845,600 0.62 0.83 1.58 2.45 2.78 30% Sp#4015
1919  1,258 0.4% Sp#4018; Prooflike
1920  16,703,500 1.02 2.15 2.27 2.86 31% Sp#4015
1920  1,399 0.5% Sp#4018; Prooflike

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