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3 Pence - Victoria 3rd portrait; incl. Maundy

Features

Country United Kingdom
Type Common coin
Years 1893-1901
Value 3 Pence = 1/4 Shilling (1/80 LSD)
Metal Silver (.925)
Weight 1.41 g
Diameter 16.25 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 777, Sp# 3942/5
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Older crowned and veiled bust ('Old Head') of Queen Victoria left, legend around

Lettering:
VICTORIA·DEI·GRA · BRITT·REGINA·FID·DEF · IND·IMP·
T·B·

Translation: Victoria by the Grace of God Queen of the Britains Defender of the Faith Empress of India (Victoria Dei Gratia Britanniarum Regina Fidei Defensatrix Indiae Imperatrix)

Engraver: Thomas Brock

Sir Thomas Brock KCB RA was an English sculptor, whose works include the monument to Queen Victoria in front of Buckingham Palace.

Reverse

Crowned denomination divides date within oak wreath

Lettering: 18 3 93

Engraver: Jean Baptiste Merlen

Edge

Plain

Comments

Sp#3942 (1893-1901) Struck for domestic circulation
Sp#3945 (1893-1901) Maundy Coinage (Prooflike)

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.

Maundy money Prooflike issues listed as MDS
1893 MDS149 8,976               1898 MDS154 9,147
1894 MDS150 8,976               1899 MDS155 8,976
1895 MDS151 8,877               1900 MDS156 8,976
1896 MDS152 8,476               1901 MDS157 8,976
1897 MDS153 9,388

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1893  3,067,200 mintage includes KM#758
1893  1,312 Proof
1893  8,976 Prooflike
1894  1,608,600
1894  8,976 Prooflike
1895  4,788,600
1895  8,877 Prooflike
1896  4,598,400 2.84
1896  8,476 Prooflike
1897  4,541,200 2.48
1897  9,388 Prooflike
1898  4,567,100
1898  9,147 Prooflike
1899  6,246,200 3.48
1899  8,976 Prooflike
1900  10,644,400 1.14 2.54 3.91
1900  8,976 Prooflike
1901  6,098,400 2.76 1.85
1901  8,976 Prooflike

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3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)