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

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1954-1970
Value 3 Pence = 1/4 Shilling (1/80)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 6.8 g
Diameter 21.8 mm
Thickness 2.6 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 08-31-1971
References KM# 900,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Sp# 4153
  • Emma Howard (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Pre-Decimal Issues (55th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667536.
  • Geoff Kitchen (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Decimal Issues (6th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667215.

Obverse

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

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

Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith (Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix)

Engraver: Mary Gillick

Mary Gillick was a sculptor best known for her effigy of Elizabeth II used on coinage in the United Kingdom and elsewhere from 1953 to 1970.

Reverse

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

Lettering:
W G
THREE 1967 PENCE

Engraver: William Maving Gardner

William Maving Gardner (25 May 1914 in Newcastle – 28 December 2000) was an English coin designer, engraver, calligrapher and writer who worked regularly for the Royal Mint over a 30-year period. He is notable for designing coins such as the British 20 Pence Coin and some of the coins of Cyprus, New Zealand, Jordan, Guyana, Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka and the Falkland Islands.

Edge

Plain

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

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Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 105 grains.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1954  41,720,000 0.12 0.16 0.30 0.52 1.22 25%
1954  0.3% Proof
1955  41,075,200 0.15 0.30 0.49 0.97 24%
1955  0.3% Proof
1956  36,801,600 0.27 0.07 0.35 0.41 1.09 0.80 21%
1956  0.3% Proof
1957  24,294,400 0.47 0.34 0.36 0.79 17%
1957  0.18% Proof
1958  20,504,000 0.41 0.61 1.08 15%
1958  0.2% Proof
1959  28,499,200 0.52 0.09 0.32 0.41 1.08 19%
1959  0.18% Proof
1960  83,078,400 0.09 0.12 0.36 0.36 1.07 1.08 33%
1960  0.3% Proof
1961  41,102,400 0.13 0.33 0.18 0.30 0.56 1.11 20%
1961  0.2% Proof
1962  51,545,600 0.15 0.27 0.36 0.58 1.11 0.68 23%
1962  0.2% Proof
1963  35,280,000 0.21 0.09 0.36 0.36 0.39 1.08 1.46 22%
1963  0.2% Proof
1964  44,867,200 0.09 0.35 0.33 0.52 1.08 1.22 22%
1964  0.3% Proof
1965  27,160,000 0.24 0.36 0.28 0.38 1.08 1.22 16%
1965  0.3% Proof
1966  53,760,000 0.53 0.35 0.35 0.33 0.36 0.68 1.11 23%
1966  0.4% Proof
1967  151,780,800 1.11 0.18 0.41 0.43 0.51 0.98 0.94 40%
1967  0.6% Proof
1970  750,476 4.20 5% Proof

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