3 Pence - Victoria 3rd portrait; incl. Maundy

3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy) - obverse3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy) - reverse

© The Royal Mint, 1893

Features

Issuer United Kingdom (United Kingdom, British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies)
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1893-1901
Value 3 Pence (1⁄80)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 1.41 g
Diameter 16 mm
Thickness 0.8 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number
N#
5839
References KM# 777,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Sp# 3942,
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Standard Catalogue of British Coins : Coins of England & the United Kingdom Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 2 more volumes.
Sp# 3945
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Standard Catalogue of British Coins : Coins of England & the United Kingdom Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Older crowned and veiled bust ('Old Head') of Queen Victoria left with designer's initials below truncation and legend around.

Script: Latin

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

Unabridged legend: Victoria Dei Gratia Britanniarum Regina Fidei Defensatrix Indiae Imperatrix

Translation: Victoria by the Grace of God Queen of the Britains Defender of the Faith Empress of India

Engraver: Thomas Brock Read more on Wikipedia

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 sprigs.

Script: Latin

Lettering: 18 3 93

Engraver: Jean Baptiste Merlen Read more on Wikipedia

Jean Baptiste Merlen (1769–1850) was a French engraver and medallist.

Edge

Plain

Mint

Royal Mint (Tower Hill), London, United Kingdom (1810-1975)

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#3942 (1893-1901) Circulation issue with less prooflike surface;

Sp#3943 Maundy money sets listed with their KM# ref:

1893 MDS149 8,976 1896 MDS152 8,476 1899 MDS155 8,976
1894 MDS150 8,976 1897 MDS153 9,388 1900 MDS156 8,976
1895 MDS151 8,877 1898 MDS154 9,147 1901 MDS157 8,976

Sp#3945 (1893-1901) 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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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1893  3 067 200 $ 2.20 $ 2.20 $ 2.40 $ 7.90 $ 33 $ 130 10% mintage includes KM#758
1893  1 312 0.19% Proof
1893  8 976 0.3% Prooflike
1894  1 608 600 $ 2.40 $ 2.40 $ 3.30 $ 11 10%
1894  8 976 0.2% Prooflike
1895  4 788 600 $ 0.98 $ 1.50 $ 2.50 $ 4.90 $ 5.10 19%
1895  8 877 0.5% Prooflike
1896  4 598 400 $ 2.20 $ 2.80 $ 2.80 $ 3.80 $ 4.90 19%
1896  8 476 0.4% Prooflike
1897  4 541 200 $ 0.98 $ 1.90 $ 3.40 $ 5.40 $ 8.40 $ 26 $ 78 22%
1897  9 388 0.5% Prooflike
1898  4 567 100 $ 1.00 $ 2.50 $ 2.60 $ 3.50 $ 4.30 24%
1898  9 147 0.4% Prooflike
1899  6 246 200 $ 0.67 $ 2.10 $ 3.20 $ 4.90 $ 6.00 27%
1899  8 976 0.7% Prooflike
1900  10 644 400 $ 1.00 $ 2.00 $ 2.40 $ 4.30 $ 5.40 $ 29 37%
1900  8 976 1.0% Prooflike
1901  6 098 400 $ 1.20 $ 1.20 $ 2.40 $ 4.30 $ 4.30 $ 7.80 $ 8.20 23%
1901  8 976 0.5% Prooflike

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232120
Lot 63450
Internet Archive
May 19, 2021 1893 – mintage includes KM#758 UNC
(PCGS MS65)
USD 150.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232108
Lot 64439
Internet Archive
Feb 24, 2021 1896 UNC
(PCGS MS66)
USD 104.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)
Katz
Auction 66
Lot 341
Internet Archive
Sep 18, 2022 1897 UNC USD 78.15
(EUR 72.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232005
Lot 65320
Internet Archive
Jan 30, 2020 1897 UNC
(PCGS MS66+)
USD 94.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)
Heritage Auctions
A Special Selection of World Coins Monthly Internet Auction 271912
Lot 36433
Internet Archive
Mar 24, 2019 1897 UNC
(PCGS MS66)
USD 150.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232330
Lot 64394
Internet Archive
Jul 20, 2023 1898 UNC
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232218
Lot 61540
Internet Archive
Apr 28, 2022 1898 UNC
(NGC MS67)
USD 169.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232408
Lot 64244
Internet Archive
Feb 15, 2024 1900 UNC
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232132
Lot 62500
Internet Archive
Aug 11, 2021 1900 UNC
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Victoria (3rd portrait; incl. Maundy)
Heritage Auctions
A Special Selection of World Coins Monthly Internet Auction 271912
Lot 36434
Internet Archive
Mar 24, 2019 1900 UNC
(PCGS MS66)
USD 228.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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