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3 Pence - George V

Features

Country United Kingdom
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1927-1936
Value 3 Pence = 1/4 Shilling (1/80)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 1.41 g
Diameter 16 mm
Thickness 0.89 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 831,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# 4042
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Uncrowned portrait of King George V facing left, legend around.

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

Translation: George the Fifth by the Grace of God King of all the Britons 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

Three oak sprigs with three acorns, denomination above, date below.

Lettering:
THREE· ·PENCE·
G
1936

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Edge

Plain

Comments

The standard weight of this coin was 1/22 troy ounce or 21.8 grains.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1927  4 0.5% Matte Proof
1927  15,000 0.7% Proof
1928  1,302,100 5.13 7%
1928  0.13% Proof
1930  1,319,400 1.17 3.24 6.42 10%
1930  0.3% Proof
1931  6,251,900 1.07 1.22 1.95 2.34 30%
1931  0.4% Proof
1932  5,887,300 1.25 1.25 2.20 28%
1932  0.3% Proof
1933  5,578,500 1.27 1.27 1.94 5.50 30%
1933  0.3% Proof
1934  7,405,900 1.21 1.24 2.01 36%
1934  0.4% Proof
1935  7,027,600 1.22 1.73 2.06 37%
1935  0.5% Proof
1936  3,238,600 0.45 0.45 1.21 1.27 2.17 2.17 34%
1936  0.5% Proof

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