3 Pence - Elizabeth II 1st portrait; without 'BRITT:OMN'

3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; without 'BRITT:OMN') - obverse3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; without 'BRITT:OMN') - reverse

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Features

Issuer United Kingdom (United Kingdom, British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies)
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1954-1970
Value 3 Pence (1⁄80)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Nickel brass (79% Cu, 20% Zn, 1% Ni)
Weight 6.8 g
Diameter 21.74 mm
Thickness 2.6 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31 August 1971
Number
N#
71
References KM# 900,
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# 4153
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

Young laureate portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, legend around.

Note: without 'BRITT:OMN'

Script: Latin

Lettering: + ELIZABETH·II·DEI·GRATIA·REGINA·F:D:

Unabridged legend: Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix

Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith

Designer: Mary Gillick

Reverse

A Tudor portcullis and side chains with crown above, dividing value, date below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
W G
THREE 1967 PENCE

Designer: William Maving Gardner

Edge

Plain

3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; without 'BRITT:OMN') -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

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

Comments

House of Windsor (1917 to date), Elizabeth II (1952-2022), Pre-decimal issues (1953-70).

The standard weight of these coins was 105 grains.

The 1970-dated proof strikes were issued as part of the 'Last Sterling' mint set which comprised
half crown to halfpenny and were produced over the course of several years:
01/04/71-31/03/72 = 69,763
01/04/72-31/03/73 = 586,554
01/04/73-31/03/74 = 74,293
01/04/74-31/03/75 = 19,814

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1954  41 720 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.14 $ 0.24 $ 0.44 $ 1.10 $ 1.20 $ 1.50 25%
1955  41 075 200 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.27 $ 0.43 $ 0.81 $ 0.87 $ 1.00 24%
1956  36 801 600 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.31 $ 0.36 $ 0.86 $ 0.86 $ 0.86 22%
1957  24 294 400 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.29 $ 0.32 $ 0.36 $ 0.93 18%
1958  20 504 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.36 $ 0.38 $ 0.58 $ 0.60 $ 1.50 16%
1959  28 499 200 $ 0.24 $ 0.24 $ 0.27 $ 0.36 $ 0.86 $ 0.86 $ 1.40 20%
1960  83 078 400 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.31 $ 0.32 $ 0.63 $ 0.63 $ 0.82 33%
1961  41 102 400 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.21 $ 0.32 $ 0.36 $ 0.36 $ 0.36 21%
1962  51 545 600 $ 0.11 $ 0.20 $ 0.23 $ 0.32 $ 0.50 $ 0.50 $ 0.54 24%
1963  35 280 000 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 $ 0.30 $ 0.30 $ 0.34 $ 0.48 $ 1.40 23%
1964  Photo 44 867 200 $ 0.10 $ 0.14 $ 0.21 $ 0.29 $ 0.46 $ 0.89 $ 1.20 23%
1965  27 160 000 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.32 $ 0.66 $ 0.95 17%
1966  Photo 53 760 000 $ 0.29 $ 0.29 $ 0.29 $ 0.32 $ 0.32 $ 0.64 $ 0.97 24%
1967  151 780 800 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.32 $ 0.36 $ 0.47 $ 0.76 $ 0.86 41%
1970  750 400 $ 3.20 6% Proof

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; without 'BRITT:OMN')Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; without 'BRITT:OMN')Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; without 'BRITT:OMN')Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; without 'BRITT:OMN')
Heritage Auctions
2020 January 21 NYINC World & Ancient Coins Signature Online Auction 3082
Lot 34183
Internet Archive
Jan 21, 2020 1964 UNC
(PCGS MS64)
USD 336.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; without 'BRITT:OMN')Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; without 'BRITT:OMN')Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; without 'BRITT:OMN')Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; without 'BRITT:OMN')
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232002
Lot 62316
Internet Archive
Jan 9, 2020 1964 UNC
(PCGS MS65)
USD 216.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; without 'BRITT:OMN')Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; without 'BRITT:OMN')Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; without 'BRITT:OMN')Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; without 'BRITT:OMN')
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232002
Lot 62317
Internet Archive
Jan 9, 2020 1964 UNC
(PCGS MS64)
USD 99.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; without 'BRITT:OMN')Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; without 'BRITT:OMN')Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; without 'BRITT:OMN')Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; without 'BRITT:OMN')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232221
Lot 64545
Internet Archive
May 19, 2022 1966 UNC
(PCGS MS64)
USD 33.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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