3 Pence - Edward VII incl. Maundy

Features

Country United Kingdom
King Edward VII (1901-1910)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1902-1910
Value 3 Pence = 1/4 Shilling (1/80)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 1.41 g
Diameter 16 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 9537
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 797,
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# 3984,
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.
Sp# 3987
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

Uncrowned portrait of King Edward VII right, legend around.

Lettering:
EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX F:D: IND: IMP:
DES

Translation: Edward the Seventh by the Grace of God King of all the Britains Defender of the Faith Emperor of India

Engraver: George William de Saulles

George William de Saulles was a British medallist. He authored and designed the obverse of coins from the United Kingdom and its colonies under Queen Victoria and Edward VII of the United Kingdom

Reverse

Crowned denomination dividing date within oak wreath.

Lettering: 19 3 02

Engraver: Jean Baptiste Merlen

Edge

Plain

Comments

Struck with prooflike finish for use in the Maundy ceremony and with a dull surface for domestic circulation. The standard weight of this coin was 1/22 troy ounce or 21.8 grains.

Sp#3984 (1902-10) Circulation issue with less prooflike surface;

Sp#3985 Maundy money sets listed with their KM# ref:

1902 MDS158&159 8,976 (partially Proof)
1903 MDS160 8,976                    1907 MDS164 8,760
1904 MDS161 8,976                    1908 MDS165 8,760
1905 MDS162 8,976                    1909 MDS166 1,983
1906 MDS163 8,800                    1910 MDS167 1,440

Sp#3987 (1902-10) Maundy prooflike issue;

KM#797.1 (1902-04) Reverse 3 has longer 'nose' (1), smaller 'tail' (2) and longer 'oblique' (3);
Prooflike coins come with a mirror or satin finish;
KM#797.2 (1904-10) Reverse 3 has shorter 'nose' (1), larger 'tail' (2) and shorter 'oblique' (3);
Prooflike coins can be more difficult to separate from the currency strikes;



Images are with kind permission of Numista members radrick007 & cyprusalexander
and from Tony Clayton of coins-of-the-uk.co.uk.

1906 obverse die varieties:



Demonetization note: Whilst the circulation strikes have been demonetized, the Maundy issues
carry legal tender status and are still being struck to this day with the value updated to decimal pence.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1902  15 000 1.7% KM#797.1 Matte Proof
1902  1.2% KM#797.1 Proof
1902  8 287 000 0.78 2.28 3.65 3.56 41% KM#797.1; Sp#3984
1902  8 976 0.7% KM#797.1; Sp#3987; Prooflike
1903  5 235 000 1.54 3.56 5.93 5.28 20% KM#797.1; Sp#3984
1903  8 976 0.4% KM#797.1; Sp#3987; Prooflike
1904  3 630 000 4.02 9% KM#797.1; Sp#3984
1904  8 876 0.3% KM#797.1; Sp#3987; Prooflike
1904  1.6% KM#797.2
1905  3 563 000 3.88 5.46 9.60 13% KM#797.2; Sp#3984
1905  8 976 0.4% KM#797.2; Sp#3987; Prooflike
1906  3 174 000 3.96 6.31 13% KM#797.2; Sp#3984
1906  8 800 0.8% KM#797.2; Sp#3987; Prooflike
1907  4 841 000 1.64 2.69 3.56 22% KM#797.2; Sp#3984
1907  11 000 0.7% KM#797.2; Sp#3987; Prooflike
1908  8 176 000 0.74 1.42 2.67 3.56 6.64 35% KM#797.2; Sp#3984
1908  8 760 0.8% KM#797.2; Sp#3987; Prooflike
1909  4 054 999 3.01 4.75 4.33 22% KM#797.2; Sp#3984
1909  1 983 0.5% KM#797.2; Sp#3987; Prooflike
1910  4 565 000 1.07 2.01 3.62 4.72 22% KM#797.2; Sp#3984
1910  1 440 0.9% KM#797.2; Sp#3987; Prooflike

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