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3 Pence - George V 2nd issue; incl. Maundy

Features

Country United Kingdom
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1920-1927
Value 3 Pence = 1/4 Shilling (1/80 LSD)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 1.41 g
Diameter 16 mm
Thickness 0.9 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 813a, Sp# 4026, Sp# 4029
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 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 22

Engraver: Jean Baptiste Merlen

Edge

Plain

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#4026 (1920-6) Circulation issue with less prooflike surface;

Sp#4027 Maundy money sets listed with their KM# ref:

1921 MDS179 1,386                    1925 MDS183 1,438
1922 MDS180 1,373                    1926 MDS184 1,504
1923 MDS181 1,430                    1927 MDS185 1,647
1924 MDS182 1,515

Sp#4029 (1921-7) 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
1920  2.01 1.59 Sp#4026
1921  8,751,000 1.03 1.86 1.95 2.72 Sp#4026
1921  1,386 Sp#4029; Prooflike
1922  7,981,000 1.82 2.53 Sp#4026
1922  1,373 Sp#4029; Prooflike
1923  1,430 Sp#4029; Prooflike
1924  2 Sp#4026; Specimen finish
1924  1,515 Sp#4029; Prooflike
1925  3,733,000 2.42 2.23 Sp#4026
1925  1,438 Sp#4029; Prooflike
1926  4,109,000 2.39 Sp#4026; mintage incl. KM#827, Sp#4035
1926  1,504 Sp#4029; Prooflike
1927  1,690 Sp#4029; Prooflike

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