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
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
Number N# 71
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 900,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Sp# 4153
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.

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 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 $ 0.29 $ 0.48 $ 1.16 $ 1.35 24%
1954  0.3% Proof
1955  41 075 200 $ 0.15 $ 0.29 $ 0.46 $ 0.90 $ 0.99 24%
1955  0.3% Proof
1956  36 801 600 $ 0.26 $ 0.08 $ 0.34 $ 0.39 $ 1.04 $ 0.78 22%
1956  0.3% Proof
1957  24 294 400 $ 0.34 $ 0.35 $ 0.32 $ 0.35 $ 0.46 17%
1957  0.2% Proof
1958  20 504 000 $ 0.32 $ 0.39 $ 0.53 $ 1.03 16%
1958  0.2% Proof
1959  28 499 200 $ 0.32 $ 0.08 $ 0.29 $ 0.39 $ 1.03 19%
1959  0.18% Proof
1960  83 078 400 $ 0.08 $ 0.12 $ 0.35 $ 0.35 $ 1.02 $ 1.03 $ 1.14 33%
1960  0.3% Proof
1961  41 102 400 $ 0.27 $ 0.30 $ 0.17 $ 0.29 $ 0.50 $ 1.06 $ 0.49 20%
1961  0.2% Proof
1962  51 545 600 $ 0.14 $ 0.24 $ 0.35 $ 0.57 $ 0.50 $ 0.59 23%
1962  0.2% Proof
1963  35 280 000 $ 0.32 $ 0.08 $ 0.35 $ 0.35 $ 0.37 $ 0.87 $ 1.39 22%
1963  0.2% Proof
1964  44 867 200 $ 0.08 $ 0.32 $ 0.32 $ 0.50 $ 1.03 $ 1.16 22%
1964  0.3% Proof
1965  27 160 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.35 $ 0.27 $ 0.37 $ 0.65 $ 0.97 16%
1965  0.3% Proof
1966  53 760 000 $ 0.51 $ 0.32 $ 0.34 $ 0.32 $ 0.35 $ 0.65 $ 1.06 23%
1966  0.4% Proof
1967  151 780 800 $ 0.32 $ 0.17 $ 0.42 $ 0.41 $ 0.50 $ 0.95 $ 0.89 40%
1967  0.6% Proof
1970  750 476 $ 3.83 6% Proof

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