1916 1917 1918 George V Silver Threepences (Best Value)
Silver George V Threepences from a modern hoard.
The Silver Threepence
The first Threepences were minted in the name of Tudor king, Edward VI but the denomination was issued intermittently until the reign of Charles I. These early Threepences were hammered by hand but later coins, minted by the Stuarts and the Georgians would be machine made.
In the 1800s the Threepence was issued in both Maundy money sets and as a regular circulating coin.
Through Queen Victoria's rule and into the early twentieth century the Threepence was composed of .925 sterling silver. This changed in 1920 with the Threepence pieces minted afterwards containing just 50% pure silver. The precious metal content was removed entirely from circulating coinage in 1947.
Uncirculated Silver Coins
These Threepence coins were found in an Edwardian bureau, sealed in a jam jar. We wouldn't recommend this as a storage method but it has kept these coins in pristine condition, meaning they may have been there since the late 1910s.
Our numismatics team have carefully examined these Threepences and has found them to be in uncirculated condition or nearly so.
They all date from either 1916, 1917 or 1918. This means they all show a right-facing portrait of George V to the obverse and a crowned '3' to the reverse with the date either side, surrounded by a wreath of oak leaves.
Our Best Value Range
These uncirculated silver Threepences are part of our best value range. From historic coins to modern bullion issues, our best value range offers economical collecting and investment opportunities.
With these silver coins, the more you order, the better the price. Buy one and the price is £25, buy twenty and you’ll pay just £18 for each George V coin.
Like all the coins we offer, your silver Threepences will be discretely and securely packed for delivery which you can track every step of the way.
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