Values of Coins of England and Great Britain

('Coins of the UK')

by Tony Clayton


9 - Three Pence


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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.

In the lists below Maundy coins are indicated by m3d, whereas circulation issues after 1834 are indicated by 3d.
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
m3d     Undated 50      85      170
m3d     1670    45      80      130
m3d     1671    45      70      130
m3d     1671g   60      95      210
m3d     1672    45      75      135
m3d     1673    45      75      135
m3d     1674    45      75      140
m3d     1675    50      80      140
m3d     1676    55      100     185
m3d     1676e   65      110     200
m3d     1677    45      70      135
m3d     1678    40      65      115
m3d     1679    35      65      110
m3d     1679o   85      110     215
m3d     1680    45      80      145
m3d     1681    45      80      145
m3d     1682    45      80      145
m3d     1683    45      80      145
m3d     1684    45      85      145
m3d     1684/3  50      85      150
g: GRVTIA
e: ERA instead of FRA
o: O over A in CAROLVS

James II

        Year    F       VF      EF
m3d     1685    50      85      165
m3d     1685f   95      130     250
m3d     1686    45      75      145
m3d     1687    40      75      140
m3d     1687/6  45      75      140
m3d     1688    50      100     175
m3d     1688/7  55      105     185
f: Struck on fourpenny flan

William & Mary

        Year    F       VF      EF
m3d     1689    45      80      160
m3d     1689ns  50      90      170
m3d     1689m   80      110     205
m3d     1690    60      95      165
m3d     1690o   65      110     180
m3d     1691b1  360     560     770
m3d     1691b2  265     425     550
m3d     1692    65      110     195
m3d     1692g1  70      120     200
m3d     1692g2  70      120     185
m3d     1692g3  65      110     210
m3d     1693    100     165     235
m3d     1693/2  110     175     240
m3d     1694    65      95      175
m3d     1694m   100     135     240
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
m3d     1698    55      100     165
m3d     1699    45      90      150
m3d     1700    55      110     170
m3d     1701    45      80      145
m3d     1701b   55      105     165
b: GBA instead of GRA

Queen Anne

        Year    F       VF      EF
m3d     1703    50      80      160
m3d     1703c   60      100     170
m3d     1704    45      75      130
m3d     1705    60      100     165
m3d     1706    50      80      135
m3d     1707    45      80      130
m3d     1708    45      80      140
m3d     1709    45      90      145
m3d     1710    40      70      115
m3d     1713    45      90      145
c: 7 of date above crown

George I

        Year    F       VF      EF
m3d     1717    50      80      135
m3d     1721    50      80      145
m3d     1723    55      90      155
m3d     1727    55      90      155

George II

        Year    F       VF      EF
m3d     1729    45      75      120
m3d     1731    45      75      120
m3d     1731s   50      90      135
m3d     1732ns  45      75      120
m3d     1732sh  45      80      125
m3d     1735    40      70      120
m3d     1737    45      75      130
m3d     1739    45      70      135
m3d     1740    45      70      120
m3d     1743    45      65      125
m3d     1743sh  45      75      135
m3d     1746    35      60      115
m3d     1746/3  45      65      120
m3d     1760    50      70      130
s: small lettering
ns: no stop over head
sh: stop over head

George III

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m3d     1762    25      40      55
m3d     1763    25      40      60
m3d     1765    300     450     725
m3d     1766    45      75      125
m3d     1770    45      80      130
m3d     1772    40      65      95
m3d     1780    40      65      95
m3d     1784    60      85      150
m3d     1786    60      85      145
m3d     1792    60      100     180     275
m3d     1795            35      60      100
m3d     1800            40      65      100
m3d     1817            35      65      125
m3d     1818            35      65      120
m3d     1820            40      70      135

George IV

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m3d     1822                    60      130
m3d     1823                    55      120
m3d     1824                    55      125
m3d     1825-30                 55      120

Those above, and Maundy coins below, extracted from Coin News July 2012


William IV

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
3d      1834    8       18      70      175
3d      1835    8       18      70      175
3d      1836    8       18      70      175
3d      1837    8       22      90      185

Maundy Coins

m3d     1831-6                  60      140
m3d     1831    proof           175     350

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.

Young Head

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

Edward VII

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

George V

Type 1: .925 Silver
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
3d      1911                    3       10
3d      1911    proof                   40
3d      1912                    3       12
3d      1913                    3       12
3d      1914                    3       12
3d      1915                    3       15
3d      1916                    3       10
3d      1917                    3       10
3d      1918                    3       10
3d      1919                    3       10
3d      1920                    3       10
Type 2: .500 Silver
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
3d      1920                    3       12
3d      1921                    3       12
3d      1922                    3       40
3d      1925                    5       25
3d      1926                    7       30
Type 3: Modified Obverse
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
3d      1926 me                 8       22
Type 4: New Oak Sprig Reverse
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
3d      1927    proof                   90
3d      1928    4       9       28      65
3d      1930    2       4       10      40
3d      1931                    2       7
3d      1932                    2       7
3d      1933                    2       7
3d      1934                    2       7
3d      1935                    2       7
3d      1936                    2       7
Maundy Issues
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m3d     1927                    30      60
m3d     1928                    30      60
m3d     1930                    30      60
m3d     1931                    30      60
m3d     1932                    30      60
m3d     1933                    30      60
m3d     1934                    30      60
m3d     1935                    35      65
m3d     1936                    50      85

George VI (Silver Threepence)

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
3d      1937s                   1       4
3d      1937s   proof                   15
3d      1938s                   1       4
3d      1939s                   4       15
3d      1940s                   1       3
3d      1941s                   1       3
3d      1942s   2       5       12      35
3d      1943s   2       5       12      35
3d      1944s   5       12      35      80
3d      1945s   extremely rare
                (but see nickel-brass version below)
George VI Maundy Issues
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m3d     1937-52                 40      70

Elizabeth II Maundy Issues

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m3d     1953                    125     210
m3d     1954-85                 35      55
m3d     1986-2007               40      60
m3d     2002g   proof                   525
m3d     2008                            120
m3d     2009                            120
m3d     2010                            100
m3d     2011                            100
2002g: gold proof issue

Nickel-Brass Threepence


George VI

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

Elizabeth II

Type 1: BRITT OMN
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
3d      1953                            1
3d      1953    proof                   6
Type 2: No BRITT OMN
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
3d      1954                            5
3d      1955                            5
3d      1956                            6
3d      1957                            6
3d      1958                            9
3d      1959                            6
3d      1960                            2
3d      1961                            1
3d      1962                            1
3d      1963                            1
3d      1964
3d      1965
3d      1966
3d      1967
3d      1970    proof only

Extracted from Coin News June 2013 (Maundy issues July 2012)

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.

If you have a silver threepence coin with a date not listed, it was probably part of a Maundy Set.


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