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[ST]  SILVER  3 PENCE 1834 - 1901

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Information on the Silver Threepence

As there is so much to say about the silver 3d.

It is probably best left for those interested in

its history for use as British currency from the 

reign of Edward VI (1550-53) to visit the

Wikipedia website for

Threepence (British coins)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The 3d denomination was used for Maundy as well 

as currency purposes from

Charles II (3rd hammered coinage -1662 !)

and the milled series from 1670 to the present day.

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Its use as general British currency diminished

 a few years after 1763.

After the great re-coinage of 1816 the 3d was

made primarily for Maundy use with some dates

  from 1817 to 1833 for colonial use in the West Indies.

The specific dates are not recorded and were struck

from the same Maundy dies.

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In 1834 to 1844 currency silver 3d were struck 

for use in the West Indies but have become

part of the British collecting series

 - as per the Groats [4d]

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

In 1845 silver 3d were struck for use as

general currency in the UK and then 

continually from 1854.

The dates 1846 to 1853 were primarily

for colonial use but some might have been for

general UK use. Many of the dates prior to 1854

are scarce or rare due to their very low mintages.

 

William IV

1834 to 1837 - 2 Obverse die varieties *

* Obverse 2 as minor die varieties within

this particular die !

Obv. 1  D of D: G: to gap -  Small head
Obv. 2  D of D: G: to bead - Large head *
ST 1834 A 1 + A  [D.400] Out of 

stock

ST 1834 B 2 + A  [D.401]   Scarce   Bright EF?/EF 95.00
ST 1834 B 2 + A  [D.401]   Scarce   Bright VF+/EF? 70.00
ST 1835 A 1 + A  [D.402] - Bright EF?/EF 80.00
ST 1835 A 1 + A  [D.402]  Obv. Bright  Rev. toned EF?/EF 75.00
ST 1835 A 1 + A  [D.402]  All over Greyish tone VF+/EF? 60.00
ST 1835 A 1 + A  [D.402] 
Obv. Tiny attempted pierce at top  VF+/EF? 35.00
ST 1835 A 1 + A  [D.402] Fair-F 8.00
ST 1835 B 2 + A  [D.403] - Choice toned EF+/pAS 165.00
ST 1835 B 2 + A  [D.403] - Toned VF/VF+ 50.00
ST 1835 B 2 + A  [D.403] Fair 7.00
ST 1835 C 2c + A - Rim & border teeth merge EF 95.00
ST 1835 C 2c + A - Rim & border teeth merge
Obv. Faint hairline scratch EF 75.00
ST 1835 D 2d + A  Obv. S of MUS tilts backwards EF?/EF 90.00
ST 1835 D 2d + A  Obv. S of MUS tilts backwards EF? 80.00
ST 1835 D 2d + A  Obv. S of MUS tilts backwards VF+ 65.00
ST 1836 A 1 + A  [D.404] - Bright VF+/EF? 75.00
ST 1836 A 1 + A  [D.404]  Obv. Small indent on R VF/VF+ 48.00
ST 1836 B 2 + A  [D.405] Fair 8.50

1837 - Minor date variation 

ST 1837 Aa 1 + A  [D.406]  Bright - Scarce
Date: A full stop at foot of 7 VF+ 95.00
ST 1837 Aa 1 + A  [D.406]  Bright - Scarce
Date: A full stop at foot of 7 VF?-VF 60.00
ST 1837 Aa 1 + A  [D.406]  Slightly scruffy Fair 12.50
ST 1837 Bb 2 + A  [D.407]  Listed in Davies as
unconfirmed. Very Rare type !? EF+ 600.00
ST 1837 Bb 2 + A  [D.407]  Listed in Davies as
unconfirmed. Very Rare type !? EF/EF+ 575.00

VICTORIA

Right from the start of Victoria's reign,1838, it appears

as if there were problems with all of the colon dots

after D: G: BRITANNIAR : and especially after F: D:

The "link" page concentrates only on those of F: D: 

As to their rarity or importance as varieties - who knows ?

I would suggest that none of these varieties add to

the value of the coin and can be treated as just

interesting repairs !

These are the ones I have come across so far !

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I have listed the following as 

Type A - 2 colon dots after F: D: (Align to back of bust)

Type Aa - 2 colon dots after F: & 3 after D:. (Align as Type A)

Type Ab  - 2 colon dots after F: D: (New alignments after D:)

Type Ac  - 2 colon dots after F: D: (New alignments after D:)

Type Ad  - 2 colon dots after F: D: (New alignments after D:)

Type Ae  - 2 colon dots after F: & 3 after D.: (As Type Ab)

Type Af  - 2 colon dots after F:. & 3 after D:: (As per Ab)

Type Ag  - 2 colon dots after F.: & 3 after D.: (As Type Ab)

Type Ah  - 3 colon dots after F.: & 3 after D.: (As Type Ab)

Type Aj  - 2 colon dots after F: & 4 colon dots after D::

Type Ak  - 3 colon dots after F.: & 4 after D:: (As Type Ab) 

Type Am  - 3 colon dots after F:: &  3 after D::  

Type An  - 2 colon dots after F: & 3 after D.: (1 dot on D !)

Type Ap  - 2 colon dots after F: D: (front of D below bust)

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These varieties are listed for information purposes only

There are probably more !

1838 to 1844 currency silver 3d were 

struck for use in the West Indies 

ST 1838 Ae Type Ae  (F: D.:) F/VF? 15.00
ST 1838 Ae Type Ae  (F: D.:) Fair 6.50
ST 1838 Af Type Af  (F:. D::) Obv. Bright Rev. Toned VF+ 70.00
ST 1838 Ag Type Ag (F.: D.:)   Bright EF? 85.00
ST 1838 Ah Type Ah (F.: D.:)  Toned EF/EF+ 150.00
ST 1838 Ah Type Ah (F.: D.:) Bright VF/VF+ 55.00
ST 1839 A Out of

stock

ST 1840 A Type A  (F: D:) Obv. Small nick on neck Fine 20.00
ST 1841 A Type A Fair-F 30.00
ST 1842 A Type A - Choice Bright - very scarce EF+ 400.00

1843 - 2 Obverse & 2 date varieties

Obv. A - Type A to An - with smaller date
Obv. B - Tilted N - with smaller date
Date A/B - With Obv. A or B & smaller date
Date C/D - With Obv. A or B & larger date
Date E - With Obv. A Small over large date ?
ST 1843 A Type A - Small date - Toned VF?/VF 35.00
ST 1843 Ah Type Ah (F.: D.:) Bright - Small date VF/VF? 35.00
ST 1843 Ak Type Ak (F.: D::) Bright - Small date Fair 6.00
ST 1843 Am Type Am (F:: D::) Bright - Small date F/F+ 15.00
ST 1843 Bg Obv. N of REGINA tilts backwards
Type Ag - small date F/F+ 25.00
ST 1843 Dg Obv. N of REGINA tilts backwards
Type Ag - larger date F/F+ 35.00
ST 1843 Eh Type Ah (F.: D.:) Bright - 
Obv. 2 Small scratches on face
Date: small 3 over large 3 !? VF? 45.00

1844 - 2 date varieties

Date: - Type A - The 44 is smaller
Date: - Type B - The 44 is larger
ST 1844 Ah Type Ah (F.: D.:) Bright - Small date
Rev. Several hair-line scratches EF+ 195.00
ST 1844 Be Type Ae (F: D.:) Bright - Large date EF 325.00

Work in progress !

New coins to be added when I have time

1845 - 2 date varieties

Date: - Type A - is smaller 
Date: - Type B - is larger 
ST 1845 A
ST 1845 B EF-EF+
ST 1847 A Maundy or currency (Colon type Ad)
Rev. die crack - 8 & 4 double struck Out of 

stock

ST 1849 A Struck from clashed die
Rev. With no die fault  (Colon type A) EF-EF+
ST 1849 A Struck from clashed die  (Colon type A)
Rev. Die fault from edge 2 o'clock EF-EF+
ST 1849 B Struck from clashed die (Colon type A)
Rev. Die fault from edge 3 o'clock
Date: 4 over 4 [Side by side] Out of 

stock

ST 1849 Ba Struck from non-clashed die  (Colon type A)
Date: 4 over 4 [Bit of foot showing]  Brilliant Out of 

stock

ST 1849 Ca Struck from clashed die  (Colon type A)
Rev. Die fault at 4 & 9 o'clock
Date: 9 over 9 [Shows 'just' below] Out of 

stock

ST 1850 A EF+
     

Pictures held for reference

ST 1851 A Date: 5 is slim  Out of

stock

ST 1851 B Date: 5 is wider Out of

stock

ST 1854 A Date: 4 over 4  (Colon type A) Out of

stock

1855 - 2 date varieties

Date: - Type A - is smaller 
Date: - Type B - is slightly larger - different font 
ST 1855 A Out of

stock

ST 1857 Ag Out of

stock

1858 to 1861 - 3 Obverse dies

Obv. 1  G's have right serif only; Whole ear visible
Obv. 1* G's have BOTH serifs;  Whole ear visible
Obv. 1A  As per 1* except now tip of D of F:D: is below trunc.
Obv. 2  G's have BOTH serifs; Hair covers top of ear

1858 1 + A  Date: 8 over 6  

1858 1 + A  D of F: D: over higher D - Date: 8over 6  

ST 1858 A 1 + A   (Colon type Aj)           Bright
Date: 5 over 5 - as back bar worn away
ST 1858 A 1 + A   (Colon type A)  
Obv. D of F: D: double struck &
I of REGINA double struck
Date: 8 over 6 Out of 

stock

ST 1858 C 1A + A  (New obverse - unlisted)
Date: 8 over 6 Out of 

stock

ST 1858 D 1* + A  (New variety - unlisted for 1858)

1859 - Unlisted Reverse variety

The ribbon tie strings below the 3 are normally

Rev. A   Left - Under wreath; Right - Over wreath
Rev. A*  Both tie strings are OVER
The numerals can be found in different sizes - minimal & hard to spot
ST 1859 A 1 + A (Colon type Ab) VF-VF+
ST 1859 A 1 + A (Colon type Ad) VF-VF+
ST 1859 A 1 + A                 A bit claggy F+-VF?
ST 1859 C 1* + A  (Colon type Ab) EF+
ST 1859 C 1* + A  (Colon type Ac) EF+
ST 1859 C 1* + A  (Colon type Ab)
Obv. Faint cut - hair line EF?/EF
ST 1859 C 1* + A  (Colon type Ac) VF+
ST 1859 C 1* + A  (Colon type Ac) F+
ST 1859 C 1* + A  Obv. Scuffed     ex light gilt F/F+
ST 1859 Ca 1* + A  (Colon type Ab)
1* + A  Obv. Metal fault? - raised
bump across cheek - from nose
to start of hair  ( An Air bubble?!) EF-EF+
ST 1859 Cb 1* + A  (Colon type Ab)
1* + A  Obv. Slight rust mark from die EF/EF+
ST 1859 D 1* + A*  (Colon type Ab)  Both tie strings over EF/EF+
ST 1859 D 1* + A*   Obv. Scuffed at centre   VF/EF?
ST 1859 D 1* + A*  (Colon type Ab)  Both tie strings over F
 1860 - According to Davies Obv. 1 rarer than Obv. 2- probably incorrect !
ST 1860 A 1 + A (D.1277)  Out of

stock

1861 - 3 width variations noted

Narrow = a; Medium = b & Wide = c

Obverse die 2 (1859 -68) appears to have 

some of the similar problems encountered in

Obverse 1 with the colon dots of F: D:

Possibly because Obverse 2 is only a

re-touched version of Obverse 1 !

These are variations we have noted so far

Type A- Af colon dots varieties (obv. 1)

Type Ah - The lower colon dots after F:D: weak or missing

Type Ak - Some of the colon dots after F: D & D: G: are missing

Type Am - The foot of the F & part of the D are missing

Type An - The lower colon after D is in contact with the D

ST 1861 Bb 2 + A [Medium]  (Colon type A) Fair/F
ST 1861 Bb 2 + A [Medium]  (Colon type Ab) Fair/F
ST 1861 Bb 2 + A [Medium]  (Colon type Ah) Fair/F
ST 1861 Bb 2 + A [Medium]  (Colon type Ah) Fair
ST 1861 Bc 2 + A [Wide]  (Colon type A) Fair/F
ST 1862 A Out of

stock

ST 1863 A Out of

stock

ST 1864 A (Colon type A) Fair
ST 1865 A Out of

stock

1866 to 1868 - 2 Obverse & 2 Reverse dies

Obv. 2  1st I of VICTORIA to gap
Obv. 3  1st I of VICTORIA to bead
Rev. A  Small bump under CENTRE of top bar of 3
Rev. B  NO bump under CENTRE of top bar of 3
ST 1866 A 2 + A (D.1284)  (Colon type A Fair/F
ST 1868 A 2 + A (D.1290)  (Colon type A Fair/F
ST 1868 A 2 + A (Colon type A) Some light overall pitting F+
ST 1868 A 2 + A (D.1290)  (Colon type A Fair
ST 1868 A Minor little digs, etc  Fair?
ST 1868 E 3 + B (D.1294) EF+
ST 1868 E 3 + B (D.1294)
Obv. Slightly rough edge

9-10 o'clock, Poorly made blank?

EF+
ST 1870 A EF+
ST 1872 A pAS

1873 - 2 minor obverse varieties

Type A   Victoria has full nostril
Type B   Lower part of nostril missing
ST 1873 A Type A EF-EF+
ST 1873 A Type A VF+-EF?
ST 1873 A Type A F
ST 1873 A Type A Fair
ST 1873 B Type B  Couple of small indents F?

1874 - 2 date varieties

Date type A   4 has T-bar tail
Date type B   4 has slant-up tail
ST 1874 A Date type A EF
ST 1874 A Date type A F+
ST 1874 A Date type A F/F+
ST 1874 B Date type B EF
ST 1874 B Date type B   Couple of tiny scuffs EF?
ST 1874 B Date type B F+/VF
ST 1874 B Date type B Fair/F
ST 1874 B Date type B Fair
ST 1875 A EF-EF+
ST 1875 A EF
ST 1875 A Obv. Small indent on neck VF+
ST 1875 A F+/VF?
ST 1876 A EF+
ST 1876 A Fair
ST 1876 A Rev. Slight dig at left crown edge Fair/F+
ST 1877 A VF+-EF?
ST 1877 A F+
ST 1877 A Fair-F
ST 1877 A Fair
M3 1878 M (Maundy or currency ?)   Nice gold tone pAS
M3 1878 M (Maundy or currency ?)   Bright pAS
ST 1878 A 100% currency pAS
ST 1878 A 100% currency                 Bright EF+
ST 1878 A VF+-EF?
ST 1878 A F/F+
ST 1879 A VF+
ST 1879 A Obv. Scuff on neck and at rim 2-3 o'clock
Rev. Very slight indent by 79 of date VF?-VF
ST 1881 A Fair
ST 1882 A

A really choice coin - rare in this grade

pAS
ST 1882 A

Bright with a hint of toning

EF?
ST 1883 A EF+
ST 1883 A Obv. Flan or die flaw -

a slight indent at temple!

EF-EF+
ST 1883 A EF?-EF
ST 1883 A F+
ST 1883 A F
ST 1883 A Fair
M3 1884 A

Ex Maundy set    Choice dark tone

pAS
ST 1884 A

Bright

EF+
ST 1884 A

Toned

EF+
ST 1884 A

Toned

EF+/EF
ST 1884 A EF-EF+
ST 1884 A Rev. A bit claggy VF
ST 1884 A F-F+
ST 1884 A Fair
ST 1885 A EF-EF+
ST 1885 A

Slight scuffing otherwise

EF-EF+
ST 1885 A EF?
ST 1885 A

Scuffed otherwise

EF
ST 1885 A VF+
ST 1885 A VF-VF+
ST 1885 A VF+/VF
ST 1885 A Fair
ST 1886 A

Light green tone

pAS
ST 1886 A EF+
ST 1886 A EF-EF+
ST 1886 A Rev. Lightly polished ? EF-EF+
ST 1886 A EF
ST 1886 A EF?
ST 1886 A F
ST 1886 A Fair
ST 1887 A Young head type

Obv. Tiny edge knock 4 o'clock  Bright

EF+
ST 1887 A Young head type

Rev. Small edge nick 9 o'clock

EF?
ST 1887 A Young head type VF+
ST 1887 A Young head type
Obv. Small edge nick 7 o'clock F
ST 1887 A Young head type Fair
For poorer quality Young head 3ds - see silver bullion

1887 and 1888 - 3 Obverse dies

Obv. 1  + on crown - 3 dots: 1 each side; 1 at top
Obv. 2  + on crown - 2 lines: 1 each side; dot at top
Obv. 2* + on crown - No lines or dots. BRITT. Not(:)
An Obv. 2 has now been found with 2 faint lines, NO dot
ST 1887 B Jubilee head 1 + A (D.1330)  Toned EF+ 12.00
ST 1887 B Jubilee head 1 + A (D.1330)  Bright EF+ 12.00
ST 1887 B Jubilee head 1 + A (D.1330)  Toned EF-EF+ 10.00
ST 1887 B Jubilee head 1 + A (D.1330) EF 7.50
ST 1887 B Jubilee head 1 + A (D.1330) EF? 5.00
ST 1887 B Jubilee head 1 + A (D.1330) VF+ 4.00
ST 1887 C Jubilee Head  2 + A (D.1331) EF+ 12.00
ST 1887 C Jubilee Head  2 + A (D.1331) EF-EF+ 10.00
ST 1887 C Jubilee Head  2 + A (D.1331)
Rev. Die flaw & edge nick 8 o'clock EF+ 9.50
ST 1887 C Jubilee Head  2 + A (D.1331) EF 7.50
ST 1887 C Jubilee Head  2 + A (D.1331) EF? 5.00
ST 1887 C Jubilee Head  2 + A (D.1331) F+ 2.00
ST 1887 D Jubilee Head  2* + A   [Unlisted] EF 40.00
ST 1888 A 1 + A (D.1332) Listed as unseen - RARE EF-EF+ 150.00
ST 1888 B 2 + A (D.1333)   Scarce date
Date is clear bit wear to wreath, etc Fair/? 3.50

1889 - 3 Obverse  & 2 Reverse dies

Obv. 1  + on crown - 3 dots: 1 each side; 1 at top
Obv. 2  + on crown - 2 lines: 1 each side; dot at top
Obv. 3  As Obv. 1 but E of DEI to gap
Rev. A  Cross (+) patte is plain
Rev. B  Cross (+) patte has border
ST 1889 B 1 + B (D.1335) Fair 3.00
ST 1889 D 2 + B (D.1337) EF 12.50
ST 1889 D 2 + B (D.1337) VF+ 6.50
 ST 1889 D 2 + B (D.1337) VF? 3.50

1890 - 2 Reverse dies

Rev. A  Cross (+) patte is plain (See Davies)
Rev. C  Cross (+) patte has border  (See Davies)
ST 1890 A 3 + A (D.1340)  [scarce type] F/F+ 4.50
ST 1890 A 3 + A (D.1340)  [scarce type] Fair?/F 2.50
ST 1890 B 3 + C (D.1341) VF+ 6.50
ST 1890 B 3 + C (D.1341) VF/VF+ 5.00
ST 1890 B 3 + C (D.1341) F+ 3.50
ST 1890 B 3 + C (D.1341) F 3.00
ST 1890 B 3 + C (D.1341) Fair/F 2.00
ST 1891 A VF+ 6.50
ST 1891 A VF 5.00
ST 1891 A VF?-VF 4.50
ST 1891 A F+ 3.50
ST 1891 A F 3.00
ST 1891 A Fair 2.00
ST 1892 A F+-VF? 4.50
ST 1892 A F 3.00
ST 1892 A Fair 2.00
ST 1893 A Jubilee Head VF-VF+ 45.00
ST 1893 A Jubilee Head Fair-F 10.00
ST 1893 A Jubilee Head Fair 6.50
ST 1893 A Jubilee Head Fair? 4.50
For poorer quality Jubilee head 3ds - see silver bullion

1893 (Old head) and 1894 - 2 Obverse  dies

Obv. 1  A of REGINA to gap
Obv. 2  A of REGINA to bead
ST 1893 B Old Head 1 + A (D.1350)  
Rev. A couple of very tiny edge nick  EF 15.00
ST 1893 C Old head 2 + A (D.1351) Fair-F 2.50
ST 1893 C Old head 2 + A (D.1351) Fair 2.00
M3

1893

M 1 + A  (Maundy or currency ?)              Bright
* The field is slightly prooflike - more so than

the above currency coin we has in EF+

EF/EF+
ST 1894 A 1 + A (D.1352) F 3.50
ST 1894 A 1 + A (D.1352) Fair 2.50
ST 1894 B 2 + A (D.1353) Out of

stock

ST 1895 A VF 4.50
ST 1895 A F+-VF? 3.00
ST 1895 A F 2.00
ST 1896 A EF 16.50
ST 1896 A EF?-EF 12.00
ST 1896 A F 2.00
ST 1897 A EF 16.00
ST 1897 A VF+-EF? 10.00
ST 1897 A Obv. Small digs on head VF+/EF? 6.50
ST 1897 A F+-VF? 3.00
ST 1897 A F 2.00
ST 1898 A VF+ 6.50
ST 1898 A VF 5.00
ST 1898 A Rev. Small metal flaw - top right VF?-VF 3.50
ST 1898 A F 2.00
ST 1899 A EF 15.00
ST 1899 A VF+/EF? 8.50
ST 1899 A VF/VF+ 6.00
ST 1899 A VF 5.00
ST 1899 A VF? 3.50
ST 1899 A F 2.00
ST 1900 A EF 15.00
ST 1900 A VF+/EF? 8.50
ST 1900 A VF-VF+ 6.00
ST 1900 A VF 5.00
ST 1900 A VF? 3.50
ST 1900 A F 2.00
ST 1901 A EF 15.00
ST 1901 A EF?/EF 12.00
ST 1901 A VF+ 6.00
ST 1901 A VF 5.00
ST 1901 A Obv. Die crack 4 - 8 o'clock VF+ 4.00
ST 1901 A VF? 3.50
ST 1901 A F+ 2.50
ST 1901 A F 2.00
For poorer quality Old head 3ds - see silver bullion
 GB Coin List  Silver 3d (2)