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3 Pence - Victoria 3rd portrait; incl. Maundy

Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1893-1901
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# 777,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# 3942,
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)
Sp# 3945
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

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

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1893  3,067,200 9% mintage includes KM#758
1893  1,312 0.2% Proof
1893  8,976 0.4% Prooflike
1894  1,608,600 1.99 10%
1894  8,976 0.3% Prooflike
1895  4,788,600 2.07 2.07 5.18 17%
1895  8,877 0.7% Prooflike
1896  4,598,400 2.62 2.62 3.64 19%
1896  8,476 0.4% Prooflike
1897  4,541,200 0.85 2.18 4.68 19%
1897  9,388 0.6% Prooflike
1898  4,567,100 1.29 2.47 2.47 4.10 6.20 23%
1898  9,147 0.5% Prooflike
1899  6,246,200 2.01 3.73 4.94 4.94 25%
1899  8,976 0.9% Prooflike
1900  10,644,400 0.74 1.20 1.44 3.27 8.32 36%
1900  8,976 1.1% Prooflike
1901  6,098,400 0.74 3.00 3.73 21%
1901  8,976 0.6% Prooflike

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