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3 Pence - George VI without 'IND:IMP'

3 Pence - George VI (without 'IND:IMP') -  obverse 3 Pence - George VI (without 'IND:IMP') -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1949-1952
Value 3 Pence = 1/4 Shilling (1/80 LSD)
Composition Brass
Weight 6.8 g
Diameter 21.8 mm
Thickness 2.6 mm
Shape Dodecagonal
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 08-31-1971
References KM# 873, Sp# 4113
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 VI left, legend around.

Lettering:
GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX FIDEI DEF.

Note: without 'IND:IMP'

Translation: George the Sixth by the Grace of God King of all the Britons Defender of the Faith

Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget

Thomas Humphrey Paget OBE was an English medal and coin designer and modeller. Paget's designs are indicated by the initials 'HP'. Paget was first approached by the Royal Mint in 1936 after the accession of King Edward VIII. Paget's recommendation had come via his earlier design for the obverse of a medal featuring the then-Prince of Wales.

Reverse

Three-headed 'thrift' plant (allium porrum), denomination above, date below.

Lettering:
THREE PENCE
1952

Engraver: Frances Madge Kitchener

Edge

Plain

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 105 grains.

Varieties of George VI threepence exist with either sharp or rounded corners:
1949 - sharp or rounded
1950-52 - all sharp

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1949  464,000
1949  Proof
1950  1,600,000 3.60
1950  4 Matte Proof
1950  17,500 Proof
1951  1,184,000 0.62
1951  4 Matte Proof
1951  20,000 Proof
1952  25,494,400 0.21 0.61 0.55 0.99
1952  Proof

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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