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Three Pence 1940 George VI Bronze Coin.

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wayjen    10
wayjen

Can anyone tell me more about this coin as my daughter just found it in a cupboard and the web has info on the Silver coin.

 

thanks.

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MrBosch    10
MrBosch

Hi wayjen

 

Is this perhaps the coin you are referring to?

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If so, then it is a nickel-brass coin from Great Britain. Mintage - 12,636,000

 

In 1937 a new brass threepence was introduced using an alloy of 79% copper, 20% zinc and 1% nickel. It was 12 sided to make it more distinguishable to the touch, and weighed 6.8g. It measures 21mm across between the flat edges, almost exactly the same as later used for the Canadian 5c.

 

 

 

The 12-sided design and thickness made the coin easy to identify, and it became very popular - the silver threepence being considered too small, a lesson not learnt when it came to introducing the present small fivepence piece.

 

 

At first the coins had sharp corners, but during 1941 a more rounded collar was used, as failure of the collars was occuring too frequently. In 1948, and from 1950, sharp edged collars were used again. Both types are known for 1949.

No threepence coins were minted in 1947, and the mintages of 1946 and 1949 are particularly low.

 

 

 

From 1949 the obverse legend was modified to remove the IND IMP.

 

 

Cobus

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geewhizz    20
geewhizz

First introduced just before Edward V111 Abdicated. His head was on the first of these coins but they were withdrawn and if you find one you have a treasure.

It is highly unlikely though.

Other Edward V111 coins did go into circulation in either British West Africa or East Africa but they are not valuable

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wayjen    10
wayjen

yes thats the coin alright MrBosch .

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wayjen    10
wayjen
First introduced just before Edward V111 Abdicated. His head was on the first of these coins but they were withdrawn and if you find one you have a treasure.

It is highly unlikely though.

Other Edward V111 coins did go into circulation in either British West Africa or East Africa but they are not valuable

 

how do i tell which head is on this coin?

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wayjen    10
wayjen

here it is.

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geewhizz    20
geewhizz

:D

how do i tell which head is on this coin?

It has George V1 on the head side of the coin.

I can throw you dead with those.

I have a whole wheeler suitcase full of coins that I just dont get to

Would you like to have them?:D

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lilythepink    10
lilythepink

Not my head, wayjen. Thank goodness, not my head!

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wayjen    10
wayjen
:D

It has George V1 on the head side of the coin.

I can throw you dead with those.

I have a whole wheeler suitcase full of coins that I just dont get to

Would you like to have them?:D

 

ha ha ha

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