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 60      95      190
m3d     1670    55      90      150
m3d     1671    55      85      150
m3d     1671g   70      105     220
m3d     1672    50      85      150
m3d     1673    55      85      150
m3d     1674    50      85      155
m3d     1675    55      95      160
m3d     1676    65      110     200
m3d     1676e   75      120     215
m3d     1677    55      80      150
m3d     1678    45      70      125
m3d     1679    40      70      125
m3d     1679o   95      125     225
m3d     1680    55      90      160
m3d     1681    55      90      160
m3d     1682    55      90      160
m3d     1683    55      95      160
m3d     1684    55      95      165
m3d     1684/3  65      90      165
g: GRVTIA
e: ERA instead of FRA
o: O over A in CAROLVS

James II

        Year    F       VF      EF
m3d     1685    60      95      180
m3d     1685f   110     150     270
m3d     1686    55      85      160
m3d     1687    50      80      155
m3d     1687/6  55      85      160
m3d     1688    60      110     185
m3d     1688/7  65      115     200
f: Struck on fourpenny flan

William & Mary

        Year    F       VF      EF
m3d     1689    45      90      170
m3d     1689ns  55      100     185
m3d     1689m   85      125     220
m3d     1690    70      105     180
m3d     1690o   75      120     195
m3d     1691b1  370     570     800
m3d     1691b2  260     420     560
m3d     1692    80      125     220
m3d     1692g1  80      130     215
m3d     1692g2  80      130     195
m3d     1692g3  75      125     215
m3d     1693    105     180     250
m3d     1693/2  115     190     250
m3d     1694    70      105     190
m3d     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
m3d     1698    65      110     185
m3d     1699    55      100     165
m3d     1700    65      120     190
m3d     1701    55      95      160
m3d     1701b   65      120     185
b: GBA instead of GRA

Queen Anne

        Year    F       VF      EF
m3d     1703    60      90      180
m3d     1703c   70      115     190
m3d     1704    55      80      145
m3d     1705    70      110     185
m3d     1706    60      90      155
m3d     1707    50      90      140
m3d     1708    50      100     160
m3d     1709    55      105     165
m3d     1710    45      80      130
m3d     1713    55      110     160
c: 7 of date above crown

George I

        Year    F       VF      EF
m3d     1717    55      90      150
m3d     1721    60      90      160
m3d     1723    65      100     175
m3d     1727    65      100     175

George II

        Year    F       VF      EF
m3d     1729    50      85      135
m3d     1731    50      85      135
m3d     1731s   60      105     155
m3d     1732ns  50      85      135
m3d     1732sh  55      95      145
m3d     1735    45      85      135
m3d     1737    50      85      150
m3d     1739    50      80      150
m3d     1740    55      80      135
m3d     1743    55      75      140
m3d     1743sh  55      85      145
m3d     1746    40      70      130
m3d     1746/3  50      75      140
m3d     1760    55      80      145
s: small lettering
ns: no stop over head
sh: stop over head

George III

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m3d     1762    25      45      65
m3d     1763    25      45      70
m3d     1763    proof ex rare
m3d     1765    325     475     750
m3d     1766    50      85      140
m3d     1770    50      95      145
m3d     1772    45      75      110
m3d     1780    50      75      110
m3d     1784    70      100     170
m3d     1786    70      95      165
m3d     1792    75      115     200     300
m3d     1795            35      70      110
m3d     1800            40      75      120
m3d     1817            40      75      135
m3d     1818            40      75      135
m3d     1820            40      80      150

George IV

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m3d     1822                    70      150
m3d     1823                    65      145
m3d     1824                    65      150
m3d     1825                    65      140
m3d     1826                    65      140
m3d     1827                    65      140
m3d     1828                    65      140
m3d     1829                    65      140
m3d     1830                    65      140

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


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                    65      155
m3d     1831    proof           190     385
m3d     1832-6                  65      155
m3d     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
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                    40      75
m3d     1928                    40      75
m3d     1930                    40      75
m3d     1931                    40      75
m3d     1932                    40      75
m3d     1933                    40      75
m3d     1934                    40      75
m3d     1935                    50      85
m3d     1936                    67      110

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                 45      85

Elizabeth II Maundy Issues

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m3d     1953                    140     235
m3d     1954-85                 40      70
m3d     1986-2007               50      75
m3d     2002g   proof                   575
m3d     2008                            150
m3d     2009                            150
m3d     2010                            135
m3d     2011                            120
m3d     2012                            135
m3d     2013                            135
m3d     2014
2002g: gold proof

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 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.


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