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CODE

DATE

Ref 

[ST]  SILVER  3 PENCE 1902 - 1944

GRADE 

Price ()


George V    1920 - 1936   (0.500 silver)

 [1920 also 0.925 silver]

1920

Obv. 3 + Rev. C

Both 0.925 & 0.500 silver examples are known.

To explain how to tell the difference check my link

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The change from 0.925 to 0.500 silver  did not

improve the obverse head strikes, in fact, this new

harder silver compound made the head strikes

even flatter most of the time !

The 0.500 silver 3ds also had problems with

the rim and border teeth strikes.

They could be completely flat even on

top quality coins !

As per 1916, 1917, 1918 & 1919 - head strike quality

 in order of sharpness.

1st - Good head strike

2nd - Reasonable head strike

3rd - Weakish head strike.

4th - Very weak head strike

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Generally all but the top grade of coins are

Common

Obv. 3 - E of GEORGIVS to gap: D of F. D. to tooth
Rev. C  Top left stalk is STRAIGHT to leaf - short left acorn stem

All 1920 silver 3d are Obv. 3 + Rev. C

ST 1920 A (D.1934) 0.925 [silver]  Reasonable head -

Bright

EF+/pAS 45.00
ST 1920 A (D.1934) 0 .925 [silver]  Good head Bright EF+ 30.00
ST 1920 A (D.1934) 0 .925 [silver]  Good head Bright EF 20.00
ST 1920 A (D.1934) 0 .925 [silver]  Weaker head Bright EF 12.50
ST 1920 A (D.1934) 0 .925 [silver]  Average head Bright EF?/EF 10.00
ST 1920 A (D.1934) 0 .925 [silver]  Average head Bright VF/VF+ 6.50
ST 1920 A (D.1934) 0 .925 [silver]  Average head Bright VF?/VF 3.50
ST 1920 A (D.1934) 0 .925 [silver]  Average head Bright F+/VF 2.50
ST 1920 A (D.1934) 0 .925 [silver]  Average head Bright Fine 1.50

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ST 1920 B (D.1935) 0 .500 [silver]  Reasonable head -

Silvery

pAS 28.00
ST 1920 B (D.1935) 0 .500 [silver] Weaker head - Silver pAS 21.50
ST 1920 B (D.1935) 0 .500 [silver]  Good head - Silvery EF+ 22.50
ST 1920 B (D.1935) 0 .500 [silver]  Reasonable head -

Slightly greyish

EF+ 17.50
ST 1920 B (D.1935) 0 .500 [silver] Weaker head - Silver EF+ 12.50
ST 1920 B (D.1935) 0 .500 [silver] Weaker head - Grey EF+ 12.00
ST 1920 B (D.1935) 0 .500 [silver]  Good head - Silvery EF 11.50
ST 1920 B (D.1935) 0 .500 [silver]  Reasonable head -

Silvery

EF 8.50
ST 1920 B (D.1935) 0 .500 [silver]  Reasonable head -

Slightly greyish

EF 7.50
ST 1920 B (D.1935) 0 .500 [silver] Weaker head - Grey EF 6.00
ST 1920 B (D.1935) 0 .500 [silver]  Very weak head -

       Greyish

EF 4.50
ST 1920 B (D.1935) 0 .500 [silver]  Reasonable head -

Silvery

EF? 5.00
ST 1920 B (D.1935) 0 .500 [silver]  Reasonable head -

Greyish

VF+ 4.00
ST 1920 B (D.1935) 0 .500 [silver]  VF/VF+ 3.50
ST 1920 B (D.1935) 0 .500 [silver]  VF?/VF 2.50
ST 1920 B (D.1935) 0 .500 [silver]  Fine+ 1.25
ST 1920 B (D.1935) 0 .500 [silver]  Fine .85

1921

Obv. 3 + Rev. B  (reverting back to a previous reverse !)

A small '2' has been listed as a variety for this date but

as an example has not been found by this researcher

I am unable to confirm its existance, at present.

As per 1916 to 1920 - the head strike quality

 in order of sharpness.

In 1921 the obverse head came from an even

weaker strike. A good head strike for this date

is subjective !

1st - Good head strike

2nd - Reasonable head strike

3rd - Weakish head strike.

4th - Very weak head strike

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Generally all but the top grade of coins are

Common

Rev. B  Top left stalk is KINKED to leaf

All 1921 silver 3d are Obv. 3 + Rev. B

ST 1921 A As well struck head as possible  Bright pAS 35.00
ST 1921 A

As well struck head as possible  Bright

EF+ 25.00
ST 1921 A

As well struck head as possible  Bright grey

EF+ 24.00
ST 1921 A

Reasonable head strike  Bright grey

EF+ 18.50
ST 1921 A As well struck head as possible  Bright grey EF 12.50
ST 1921 A Reasonable head strike  Bright grey EF 8.50
ST 1921 A Weak head strike  Grey EF 6.00
ST 1921 A Reasonable head strike  Grey EF? 5.00
ST 1921 A Weak head strike  Grey EF? 4.00
ST 1921 A VF/VF+ 3.50
ST 1921 A VF?/VF 2.50
ST 1921 A Fine+ 1.25
ST 1921 A Fine 1.00

1922

Obv. 3 + Rev. B  

Similar problem with the head strike at per 1921

So far, unable to find a pAS example !

Scarce in the highest grades and less common than

either 1920 or 1921

ST 1922 A

As well struck head as possible  Bright

EF+ 35.00
ST 1922 A

Reasonable head strike  Bright

EF+ 30.00
ST 1922 A

As well struck head as possible  Bright grey

EF 25.00
ST 1922 A

Reasonable head strike  Bright

EF 20.00
ST 1922 A

Reasonable head strike  Bright grey

EF? 10.00
ST 1922 A

Average head strike  Grey

VF+/EF? 5.00
ST 1922 A

Average head strike  Grey

VF/VF+ 4.00
ST 1922 A Fine+ 2.00
ST 1922 A Fine 1.00

1923

Obv. 3 + Rev. B

NONE issued for currency

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Mintage: 1,430 issued for the Maundy set

M3 1923 M

Well struck head (PROOF) Bright

EF+ 145.00

1924

Obv. 3 + Rev. B

NONE issued for currency

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Mintage: 1,515 issued for the Maundy set

M3 1924 M

Well struck head (PROOF) Bright

pAS 150.00

1925

Obv. 3 + Rev. B  

Very scarce in the highest grades 

ST 1925 A

As well struck head as possible  Bright

EF+ 95.00
ST 1925 A

Reasonable head strike  Bright

EF 40.00
ST 1925 A

Average head strike  Grey

VF+ 10.00
ST 1925 A

Average head strike  Grey

VF/VF+ 6.00
ST 1925 A Fine+ 3.00
ST 1925 A Fine 2.00

1926

2 Obverse dies & 1 Reverse die

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Obv. 3 is Very scarce in the higher grades

Obv. 4 is by far the commoner of the two dies

generally referred to as the "modified head" issue 

Obv. 3  B of BRITT to bead [1st issue] - Very Scarce
Obv. 4  B of BRITT to gap  [Modified head] - Normal
Rev. B  Top left stalk is KINKED to leaf
ST 1926 A 3 + B (D.1942)  1st issue   Very scarce
As well struck head as possible  Bright EF-EF+ 75.00
ST 1926 A 3 + B (D.1942)  1st issue  Very scarce
As well struck head as possible  Bright EF?/EF 45.00
ST 1926 A 3 + B (D.1942)  1st issue   Scarce
Reasonable head strike  Bright VF+/EF? 25.00
ST 1926 A 3 + B (D.1942)  1st issue   Scarce
Average head - slight scuffing on head VF+/EF? 15.00
ST 1926 A 3 + B (D.1942)  1st issue   Scarce VF/VF+ 8.50
ST 1926 A 3 + B (D.1942)  1st issue  Fine+ 4.50
ST 1926 A 3 + B (D.1942)  1st issue  Fine 3.50
M3 1926 M 3 + B  (1st issue type)  Bright pAS 125.00

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ST 1926 B 4 + B (D.1943)  2nd issue "Modified head" EF?/EF 10.00
ST 1926 B 4 + B (D.1943)  2nd issue "Modified head" VF+/EF? 6.50
ST 1926 B 4 + B (D.1943)  2nd issue "Modified head" VF/VF+ 4.00
ST 1926 B 4 + B (D.1943)  2nd issue "Modified head" Fine+ 1.75
ST 1926 B 4 + B (D.1943)  2nd issue "Modified head" Fine 1.25

1927

2 Obverse dies & 2 Reverse dies

Obv. 3 + 4  &  Rev. B + C

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NO 'currency' coins were issue for this date.

However, there are TWO types of 1927 3ds

that can be obtained.

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1927 3 + B is used for the Maundy 3d

1927 4 + C is used for the 3d from the Proof set

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Generally most collectors if trying to obtain an

example of the 1927 silver 3d purchase the Proof

edition of the coin (from the proof set)

The mintage of the Proof 3d (from the Proof set) is

15,000

The mintage of the (Proof) Maundy coin is

1,690

The reason being that it appears to be far easier 

to obtain an example of the Proof 3d from the

Proof set !

The Maundy 3d is rarely seen, separate from the

Maundy set - or offered for sale. 

Obv. 3  B of BRITT to bead [1st issue] - Very Scarce
Obv. 4  B of BRITT to gap  [Modified head] - Normal
Rev. B   Large crowned 3 in the centre, date either side
Rev. C   3 acorns on the end of twigs with a single leaf on each
M3 1927 M 3d.  3 + B  (1st issue type)  Bright EF+ 150.00
ST 1927 P 4 + C (D. 1951) Proof  Choice AS 140.00
ST 1927 P 4 + C (D. 1951) Proof EF+ 125.00
ST 1927 P 4 + C (D. 1951) Proof EF 115.00
ST 1927 P 4 + C (D. 1951) Proof EF? 100.00

1928

Obv. 4 + Rev. C

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Mintage: 1,302,106 - Scarce in high grade

ST 1928 A

Light tone

pAS 52.50
ST 1928 A EF+ 35.00
ST 1928 A EF 18.00
ST 1928 A EF? 12.50
ST 1928 A VF+ 8.50
ST 1928 A VF 6.00
ST 1928 A VF? 4.50
ST 1928 A Fine+ 3.50
ST 1928 A Fine 2.50

1929

Obv. 4 + Rev. B

NONE issued for currency

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Mintage: 1,761 issued for the Maundy set

M3 1929 M 3d.  4 + B  (2nd issue obv.)  Bright
Rev. faint hairline scratch, at right above '29' pAS/EF+ 135.00

1930

Obv. 4 + Rev. C

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Mintage: 1,319,412 - Scarce in high grade

ST 1930 A EF 17.50
ST 1930 A EF? 12.50
ST 1930 A VF+ 7.50
ST 1930 A VF 5.00
ST 1930 A VF? 4.00
ST 1930 A Fine+ 3.00
ST 1930 A Fine 2.00

1931

Obv. 4 + Rev. C

All but the top grade of coins are 'Common'

ST 1931 A EF+ 12.50
ST 1931 A EF 6.50
ST 1931 A EF? 4.50
ST 1931 A VF+ 3.50
ST 1931 A VF 2.50
ST 1931 A VF? 2.00
ST 1931 A Fine+ 1.50
ST 1931 A Fine 1.00

1932

Obv. 4 + Rev. C

All but the top grade of coins are 'Common'

ST 1932 A pAS 15.00
ST 1932 A EF+ 10.00
ST 1932 A EF 6.50
ST 1932 A EF? 4.50
ST 1932 A VF+ 3.50
ST 1932 A VF 2.50
ST 1932 A VF? 2.00
ST 1932 A Fine + 1.50
ST 1932 A Fine 1.00

1933

Obv. 4 + Rev. C

All but the top grade of coins are 'Common'

ST 1933 A pAS 12.50
ST 1933 A EF+ 8.50
ST 1933 A EF 5.00
ST 1933 A EF? 4.00
ST 1933 A VF+ 3.00
ST 1933 A VF 2.50
ST 1933 A VF? 2.00
ST 1933 A Fine + 1.50
ST 1933 A Fine 1.00

1934

Obv. 4 + Rev. C

All but the top grade of coins are 'Common'

ST 1934 A EF+ 7.50
ST 1934 A EF 4.00
ST 1934 A EF? 3.00
ST 1934 A VF+ 2.50
ST 1934 A VF 2.00
ST 1934 A VF? 1.50
ST 1934 A Fine+ 1.25
ST 1934 A Fine 1.00

1935

Obv. 4 + Rev. C

All but the top grade of coins are 'Common'

ST 1935 A pAS 12.50
ST 1935 A EF+ 7.50
ST 1935 A EF 4.00
ST 1935 A EF? 3.00
ST 1935 A VF+ 2.50
ST 1935 A VF 2.00
ST 1935 A VF? 1.50
ST 1935 A Fine+ 1.25
ST 1935 A Fine 1.00

1936

Obv. 4 + Rev. C

All but the top grade of coins are 'Common'

           
ST 1936 A pAS 11.50
ST 1936 A EF+ 6.50
ST 1936 A EF 4.00
ST 1936 A EF? 3.00
ST 1936 A VF+ 2.50
ST 1936 A VF 2.00
ST 1936 A VF? 1.50
ST 1936 A Fine+ 1.25
ST 1936 A Fine 1.00
 
For low grade George V 3ds (0.500 silver) - see silver bullion
           

  George VI    1937 - 1944

      Obv. 1 - Head of George VI (left facing)    
      Rev. A - Plain cross shield in centre of rose    
           

1937

Obv. 1 + Rev. A

All but the top grade of coins are 'Common'

ST 1937 A pAS 8.50
ST 1937 A EF+ 3.50
ST 1937 A EF 2.00
ST 1937 A Grades from VF+ to EF? VF+ 1.00
ST 1937 A Grades from Fine+ to VF Fine+ .75
ST 1937 P Proof     Toned both side pAS 24.00
ST 1937 P Proof     Bright both side pAS 24.00
           

1938

Obv. 1 + Rev. A

All but the top grade of coins are 'Common'

           
ST 1938 A pAS 10.00
ST 1938 A Obv. Slight 2mm metal flaw behind neck pAS 5.00
ST 1938 A EF+ 4.50
ST 1938 A EF 2.50
ST 1938 A Grades from VF+ to EF? VF+ 1.00
ST 1938 A Grades from Fine+ to VF Fine+ .75
           

1939

Obv. 1 + Rev. A

All but the top grade of coins are 'Common'

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Mintage: 1,355,860

           
ST 1939 A   EF+ 15.00
ST 1939 A EF 5.00
ST 1939 A Grades from VF+-EF? VF+ 2.00
ST 1939 A VF 1.50
ST 1939 A   Fine+ 1.00
           

1940

Obv. 1 + Rev. A

All but the top grade of coins are 'Common'

           
ST 1940 A EF+ 7.50
ST 1940 A EF 3.00
ST 1940 A Grades from VF+ to EF? VF+ 1.50
ST 1940 A Grades from Fine+ to VF Fine+ 0.75
           

1941

Obv. 1 + Rev. A

All but the top grade of coins are 'Common'

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All but the top grade of coins are 'Common'

This was the last issue date for the silver 3d

in Britain due to acceptance of the 'Brass' 3d

that was introduced in 1937.

The 'Brass' 3d was specifically made for

the use in vending machines as the silver 3d

was deemed too light in weight to be of use.

           
ST 1941 A EF+ 8.50
ST 1941 A EF 3.50
ST 1941 A Grades from VF+ to EF? VF+ 1.50
ST 1941 A Grades from Fine+ to VF Fine+ 0.75
           

1942

Obv. 1 + Rev. A

Many of the coins can be found in

FAIR grade as the coins were heavily used

for over 20 years in the tropics.

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From 1942 to 1944 the British West Indies

continued to use British silver 3ds.

Many of the Islands, such as The Bahamas,

Jamaica, etc. in the Caribbean used British

currency up until their independence in the

1960's

           
ST 1942 A pAS 38.50
ST 1942 A EF+ 28.50
ST 1942 A EF/EF+ 20.00
ST 1942 A EF?/EF 14.00
ST 1942 A VF+/EF? 9.50
ST 1942 A VF/VF+ 5.00
ST 1942 A F/VF 3.50
           
For low grade George VI 3ds (0.500 silver) - see silver bullion
           

1943

Obv. 1 + Rev. A

Many of the coins can be found in

FAIR grade as the coins were heavily used

for over 20 years in the tropics.

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Mintage: 1,397,220

           
ST 1943 A

Bright

EF+ 35.00
ST 1943 A EF/EF+ 20.00
ST 1943 A   EF?/EF 14.00
ST 1943 A VF+/EF? 10.00
ST 1943 A VF/VF+ 7.50
ST 1943 A F/VF 5.00
ST 1943 A Fair/Fine 3.00
           

1944

Obv. 1 + Rev. A

Many of the coins can be found in

FAIR grade as the coins were heavily used

for over 20 years in the tropics.

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Mintage:    2,005,553

           
ST 1944 A EF/EF+ 45.00
ST 1944 A VF+/EF 25.00
ST 1944 A VF/VF+ 17.50
ST 1944 A Fair/Fine 8.50
           

1945

Obv. 1 + Rev. A

2 known to exist

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Mintage:    ??

           
       

 GB Coin List   

 Silver 3d (1) 

1834 - 1859

 Silver 3d (1A)

1860 - 1879 

Silver 3d (1B)

1880 - 1901 

 Silver 3d (2)

1902 - 1919