Values of Coins of England and Great Britain

('Coins of the UK')

by Tony Clayton


Three Pence


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Search by reign:

Silver Issues: Charles II : James II : William & Mary : William III : Anne : George I : George II : George III : George IV : William IV : Victoria : Edward VII : George V : George VI : Elizabeth II
Nickel-brass Issues: George VI : Elizabeth II


It is stressed that the following prices are a guide to retail prices only, and are in UK pounds. They represent what you might have to pay a dealer, rather than what you might be able to sell them for.

I can take no personal responsibility for their accuracy, although every effort has been made to ensure that they have been copied correctly.

The information has generally been taken from the UK monthly magazine Coin News, and is reproduced by the kind permission of

Token Publishing Ltd, PO Box 14, Honiton, Devon EX14 9YP, UK


Condition Grades

The headings F, VF, EF and Unc refer to the condition grades of the coins. A guide to evaluating grades is found on my UK Coin Values Index page.

Proof coins relatively often found are listed, but the absence of a mention does not mean that a proof of that year does not exist.


Unlisted Threepence Coins

If you have a threepence coin with a date not listed, or marked as rare, it was probably part of a Maundy Set. Silver threepence from 1927 onwards with a crowned three on the reverse are Maundy Coins.

It is beyond the scope of this listing to quote values for individual Maundy Coins from 1838 to 1926. However, an approximate value can be found by dividing the value of a Maundy Set by four.


Silver Threepence


Charles II

Year    F       VF      EF
Undated 60      95      190
1670    55      90      150
1671    55      85      150
1671g   70      105     220
1672    50      85      150
1673    55      85      150
1674    50      85      155
1675    55      95      160
1676    65      110     200
1676e   75      120     215
1677    55      80      150
1678    45      70      125
1679    40      70      125
1679o   95      125     225
1680    55      90      160
1681    55      90      160
1682    55      90      160
1683    55      95      160
1684    55      95      165
1684/3  65      90      165
g: GRVTIA
e: ERA instead of FRA
o: O over A in CAROLVS

James II

Year    F       VF      EF
1685    60      95      180
1685f   110     150     270
1686    55      85      160
1687    50      80      155
1687/6  55      85      160
1688    60      110     185
1688/7  65      115     200
f: Struck on fourpenny flan

William & Mary

Year    F       VF      EF
1689    45      90      170
1689ns  55      100     185
1689m   85      125     220
1690    70      105     180
1690o   75      120     195
1691b1  370     570     800
1691b2  260     420     560
1692    80      125     220
1692g1  80      130     215
1692g2  80      130     195
1692g3  75      125     215
1693    105     180     250
1693/2  115     190     250
1694    70      105     190
1694m   115     150     250
ns: no stop on reverse
m: LMV over MVS
b1: first bust
b2: second bust
g1: G below bust
g2: GV below bust
g3: GVL below bust
m: barless A's in MARIA

William III

Year    F       VF      EF
1698    65      110     185
1699    55      100     165
1700    65      120     190
1701    55      95      160
1701b   65      120     185
b: GBA instead of GRA

Queen Anne

Year    F       VF      EF
1703    60      90      180
1703c   70      115     190
1704    55      80      145
1705    70      110     185
1706    60      90      155
1707    50      90      140
1708    50      100     160
1709    55      105     165
1710    45      80      130
1713    55      110     160
c: 7 of date above crown

George I

Year    F       VF      EF
1717    55      90      150
1721    60      90      160
1723    65      100     175
1727    65      100     175

George II

Year    F       VF      EF
1729    50      85      135
1731    50      85      135
1731s   60      105     155
1732ns  50      85      135
1732sh  55      95      145
1735    45      85      135
1737    50      85      150
1739    50      80      150
1740    55      80      135
1743    55      75      140
1743sh  55      85      145
1746    40      70      130
1746/3  50      75      140
1760    55      80      145
s: small lettering
ns: no stop over head
sh: stop over head

George III

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1762    25      45      65
1763    25      45      70
1763    proof ex rare
1765    325     475     750
1766    50      85      140
1770    50      95      145
1772    45      75      110
1780    50      75      110
1784    70      100     170
1786    70      95      165
1792    75      115     200     300
1795            35      70      110
1800            40      75      120
1817            40      75      135
1818            40      75      135
1820            40      80      150

George IV

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1822                    70      150
1823                    65      145
1824                    65      150
1825                    65      140
1826                    65      140
1827                    65      140
1828                    65      140
1829                    65      140
1830                    65      140

Those above, and Maundy coins below, extracted from Coin News August 2014


William IV

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1834    8       18      70      175
1835    8       18      70      175
1836    8       18      70      175
1837    8       22      90      185

Maundy Coins

1831                    65      155
1831    proof           190     385
1832-6                  65      155
1837                    90      170

Victoria

Maundy 3d coins from 1838 to 1926 can be distinguished from those issued for circulation by the quality of the strike. However, this not easy without experience. Such coins may command a premium. Dates described as rare relate to circulation strikes rather than Maundy issues. No values are given for Maundy coins from 1838 until the design became different from circulation coins in 1927.

Young Head

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1838    8       20      70      180
1839    8       20      70      180
1840    8       20      70      180
1841    8       20      60      185
1842    8       20      60      185
1843    8       20      50      160
1843/34 8       20      80      200
1844    10      20      70      175
1845    9       20      60      160
1846    12      30      140     300
1847    ex rare
1848    ex rare
1849    10      24      70      200
1850    10      22      40      150
1851    10      24      50      160
1851/58 20      40      150
1852    ex rare
1853    30      80      150     400
1854    7       20      50      160
1855    10      24      50      160
1856    7       20      55      150
1857    7       20      60      170
1858    7       20      50      160
1858b   ex rare
1858/6  10      30      125
1858/5  10      30      125
1859    6       18      50      140
1860    7       20      50      160
1861    7       20      50      140
1862    7       20      50      140
1863    15      45      100     225
1864    6       20      50      140
1865    6       20      50      140
1866    6       20      50      140
1867    6       20      50      140
1868    6       20      50      140
1868Rr  50      100     225
1869    35      70      175     350
1870    5       16      45      90
1871    5       16      40      90
1872    5       16      40      90
1873    5       16      40      90
1874    5       16      40      90
1875    5       16      40      90
1876    5       16      40      90
1877    5       16      40      90
1878    5       16      40      100
1879    5       16      40      90
1880    5       16      40      80
1881    5       16      40      80
1882    7       22      60      150
1883    5       10      30      60
1884    5       10      30      60
1885    5       10      30      60
1886    5       10      30      60
1887yh  5       10      30      60
b:  BRITANNIAB error
Rr: RRITANNIAR error
Jubilee Head
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1887jh  2       4       10      22
1887jh  proof                   100
1888    2       5       20      40
1889    2       5       20      45
1890    2       5       20      45
1891    2       5       20      45
1892    2       5       20      45
1893jh  10      40      125     260
Old Head
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1893oh  2       4       15      30
1893oh  proof                   80
1894    3       6       24      50
1895    2       5       22      50
1896    2       5       18      35
1897    2       5       18      35
1898    2       5       18      35
1899    2       5       18      35
1900    2       5       18      35
1901    2       5       14      30

Edward VII

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1902    2       2       7       15
1902    proof                   25
1903    2       4       20      50
1904    3       10      45      100
1905    2       4       25      60
1906    2       5       22      55
1907    2       4       20      50
1908    2       3       20      50
1909    2       4       20      50
1910    2       4       18      35

George V

Type 1: .925 Silver
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1911                    3       10
1911    proof                   40
1912                    3       12
1913                    3       12
1914                    3       12
1915                    3       15
1916                    3       10
1917                    3       10
1918                    3       10
1919                    3       10
1920                    3       10
Type 2: .500 Silver
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1920                    3       12
1921                    3       12
1922                    3       40
1925                    5       25
1926                    7       30
Type 3: Modified Obverse
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1926 me                 8       22
Type 4: New Oak Sprig Reverse
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1927    proof                   90
1928    4       9       28      65
1930    2       4       10      40
1931                    2       7
1932                    2       7
1933                    2       7
1934                    2       7
1935                    2       7
1936                    2       7
Maundy Issues (3 on reverse)
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1927                    40      75
1928                    40      75
1930                    40      75
1931                    40      75
1932                    40      75
1933                    40      75
1934                    40      75
1935                    50      85
1936                    67      110

George VI (Silver Threepence)

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1937s                   1       4
1937s   proof                   15
1938s                   1       4
1939s                   4       15
1940s                   1       3
1941s                   1       3
1942s   2       5       12      35
1943s   2       5       12      35
1944s   5       12      35      80
1945s   extremely rare

n.b. It is the silver 1945 3d that is rare. For the nickel-brass version see below.

Maundy Issues (3 on reverse)

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1937-52                 45      85

Elizabeth II

Maundy Issues (3 on reverse)
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1953                    140     235
1954-85                 40      70
1986-2007               50      75
2002g   proof                   575
2008                            150
2009                            150
2010                            135
2011                            120
2012                            135
2013                            135
2014
2002g: gold proof

Nickel-Brass Threepence


George VI

Type 1: IND IMP
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1937nb                  1       4
1937nb  proof                   10
1938nb                  1       18
1939nb                  3       40
1940nb                  3       30
1941nb                  1       8
1942nb                  1       8
1943nb                  1       8
1944nb                  1       8
1945nb                  3       20
1946    6       25      125     600
1948                    7       50
Type 2: No IND IMP
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1949    5       25      150     650
1950            2       20      110
1950    proof                   15
1951            2       20      100
1951    proof                   15
1952                            10

Elizabeth II

Type 1: BRITT OMN
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1953                            1
1953    proof                   6
Type 2: No BRITT OMN
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1954                            5
1955                            5
1956                            6
1957                            6
1958                            9
1959                            6
1960                            2
1961                            1
1962                            1
1963                            1
1964
1965
1966
1967
1970    proof only

Values extracted from Coin News June 2013 (Maundy issues August 2014)

The lack of a value for a grade means either that the coin is rarely found in that grade or that its value is less than 1.


Search by reign:

Silver Issues: Charles II : James II : William & Mary : William III : Anne : George I : George II : George III : George IV : William IV : Victoria : Edward VII : George V : George VI : Elizabeth II
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