What is the value of silver threepenny bits?

The silver Threepence coin has been a part of British history for hundreds of years. Affectionately known as the “threepenny bit”, “thruppence” or “thrupenny bit”, the Threepence coin was worth “3d” – three old pence Sterling, or one eightieth of a Pound Sterling.

Was there a silver threepenny bit?

While the silver threepence was minted as a currency coin until nearly the middle of the 20th century, it is clear that the purpose of the coin changed during the reign of King George III (1760–1820).

What year did silver threepenny bits go out of circulation?

Twelve-sided threepenny pieces were demonetised at the end of the decimal transitional period in 1971.

When was the silver Threepence bit withdrawn?

George V, Threepence 1919 (the last struck in Sterling Silver) Fine. In 1919 the Royal Mint issued the last ever Sterling Silver Threepence for circulation. The next year, 1920, they reduced the silver content in our coins from 925 fine silver to 500 fine silver.

When did silver threepenny bits go out of circulation?

Originally it was planned that old money would be phased out of circulation over eighteen months, but as it turned out, the old penny, halfpenny and threepenny coins were officially taken out of circulation as early as August 1971.

When did the silver 3 pence go out of circulation?

What are old silver Sixpences worth?

The sixpence (6d; /ˈsɪkspəns/), sometimes known as a tanner or sixpenny bit, is a coin that was worth six pence, equivalent to one-fortieth of a pound sterling, or half of a shilling. It was first minted in 1551, during the reign of Edward VI, and circulated until 1980.

What were threepenny bits made of?

A threepenny bit was of a golden colour made of nickel brass. It replaced the ‘threepenny joe’ which was made of silver and was a smaller version of the silver sixpence.

Where can I find a 1898 3 pence coin from?

Values, images, and specifications for the 1898 3 pence coin from Britain, England, United Kingdom, Wales, Scotland, Ireland All Coin Values UK and British coin and banknote index UK and British coin values index

What does the 1898 Queen Victoria threepence look like?

The 1898 UK threepence obverse features the robed bust of the older Queen Victoria, facing left, adorned with jewellery, and wearing a tiara beneath a veil.

When did the threepence coin come out?

This coin was produced in all years from 1953 to 1967, and in 1970 (in proof sets only). Following decimalisation, the brass threepence ceased to be legal tender after 31 August 1971. A three pence coin was also used in the pre- decimalisation currencies of Commonwealth of Nations countries such as Fiji, Australia, and New Zealand.

How big is a threepence of silver?

All milled silver threepences were 17 millimetres in diameter and weighed 1.5 grams – dimensions which were unchanged until near the end of the reign of George III.