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

3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; without 'BRITT:OMN') -  obverse 3 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 LSD)
Composition Nickel-brass
Weight 6.8 g
Diameter 21.8 mm
Thickness 2.6 mm
Shape Dodecagonal
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 08-31-1971
References KM# 900, Sp# 4153
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

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')

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Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 105 grains.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1954  41,720,000 0.14 0.28 0.48 0.83
1954  Proof
1955  41,075,200 0.29 0.47 0.83
1955  Proof
1956  36,801,600 0.31 0.45
1956  Proof
1957  24,294,400 0.33
1957  Proof
1958  20,504,000 0.23 0.55 0.99
1958  Proof
1959  28,499,200 0.31 0.35 0.94
1959  Proof
1960  83,078,400 0.10 0.35 0.33 0.69 0.80
1960  Proof
1961  41,102,400 0.30 0.20 0.24 0.58
1961  Proof
1962  51,545,600 0.27 0.33 0.62
1962  Proof
1963  35,280,000 0.43 0.33 0.34 0.74
1963  Proof
1964  44,867,200 0.33 0.30 0.48 1.70
1964  Proof
1965  27,160,000 0.51 0.26 0.33
1965  Proof
1966  53,760,000 0.60 0.32 0.31 0.36 0.99 0.74
1966  Proof
1967  151,780,800 0.17 0.39 0.43 0.55 0.52 0.77
1967  Proof
1970  750,476 3.84 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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