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DATE

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[ST]  SILVER  3 PENCE 1860 - 1879

GRADE 

Price ()


Victoria  [Young head]   1838 - 1887 (YH)

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 I have noted so far

For colon types after F: D:

See list on Silver 3d (1)

The transition from 

Obverse 1 to Obverse 2

Now including the unusual

1863  Obverse 1G with

Obv. 1 Legend & Obv. 2 re-cut bust !

     

1860 - 1869 images of dates

   

1860 silver threepence 

Mintage 3,405,600

or Ex Maundy  4,488

According to Davies Obv. 1 is

several times rarer than Obv. 2.

This appears to be incorrect !

As Obv. 2 appears to much scarcer

1860 - Obverse varieties

1860 A Obv. 1   'C' is plain. 'G' with short cross-bar 
1860 B Obv. 1E  'C' with top serif. 'G' with long cross-bar
   

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1860 C Obv. 2  'C' with top serif. 'G' with long cross-bar
            Re-cut hair below ribbon - strong incuse lines
1860 D Obv. 2  'C' with top serif. 'G' with long cross-bar
            Re-cut hair below ribbon - strong incuse lines
            Missing colon dots after D. G. & F. D.
1860 sold in DNW auction 12 Feb. 2020
Lot 456 - Small dig on cheek, Nearly EF
Reverse usual clash marks. Bright 180.00
ST 1860 Ac Obv. 1  (F: D: type - Ac)  Normal 'C'
Short cross-bar 'G'   Choice  Bright EF+ 245.00
ST 1860 Ac Obv. 1  (F: D: type - Ac)  Normal 'C'
Short cross-bar 'G'  Slightly scuffed
Evidence of die clashing - above head
Rev. Trace of ghosting.  Extra metal on
rim between 6 & 8 o'clock. Dark toned F+ 22.50
ST 1860 Ac Obv. 1  (F: D: type - Ac)   Fine 15.00
ST 1860 Ac Obv. 1  (F: D: type - Ac)   Fair?/+ 6.50
ST 1860 B Obv. 1E*  (F: D: type - A) * As Victoria's
hair cannot be seen due to wear it is
impossible to be sure if this Obv. is
Obv. 1E or Obv. 2 !?  I list this coin as
Obv. 1E as it less rare than Obv. 2 and
in this grade it does not really matter ! Fair 9.50

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ST 1860 C Obv. 2  (F: D: type - A)  Full colon dots
after D: G: & F: D: Not yet

seen !

ST 1860 D Obv. 2  (F: D: type - A?)  missing colon
dots after D. G. & F. D.   Scarce - Rare !?    

Left as reference

VF? SOLD

1861 silver threepence 

Mintage 3,294,720

or Ex Maundy  4,488

 Obv. 1 unrecorded by Davies for 

1861. He only recorded Obv. 2.

In just over 10 years I have found

just 3 examples of Obv. 1

therefore considered rare.

1861 -  2 Obverse varieties

1861 A Obv. 1  'C' is plain. 'G' with short cross-bar - Scarce
   

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1861 B Obv. 2  'C' with top serif. 'G' with long cross-bar
            Re-cut hair below ribbon - strong incuse lines
1861 C Obv. 2  'C' with top serif. 'G' with long cross-bar
            Re-cut hair below ribbon - strong incuse lines
            Missing colon dots after F. D.
1861 D Obv. 2  'C' with top serif. 'G' with long cross-bar
            Re-cut hair below ribbon - strong incuse lines
            D of F: D: over B - considered RARE
1861 W Obv. 2  - D: G: & F. D.
1861 X Obv. 2  - D. G. & F. D.
1861 Y Obv. 2 - D  G & F. D.

1861 -   3 Date width variations

Narrow .-  Medium  -  Wide

1861 sold in DNW auction 12 Feb. 2020
Lot 457 - EF or better. Nice tone  206.00
ST 1861 A Obv. 1  (F: D: type - A)  Triple struck 2nd
I of VICTORIA. Obv. 1 was previously
unrecorded - therefore probably Scarce

Choice bright with hint of golden tone

EF+ 475.00
ST 1861 A Obv. 1  (F: D: type - A)  Rev. Superb
ghosted image of Victoria's head
Obv. EF? Rev. EF-EF+  Pale grey tone EF?-EF 265.00
ST 1861 A Obv. 1  (F: D: type - A) - Narrow '61' Fine 35.00

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ST 1861 B Obv. 2  (F: D: type - A) - Obv. Tiny rim
nick at 1 o'clock. Medium width  Bright EF?/EF 95.00
ST 1861 B Obv. 2  (F: D: type - A) - Slightly dark
and claggy tone around legend & wreath VF 35.00
ST 1861 B Obv. 2  (F: D: type - A) - no tone - grey F+-VF? 22.50
ST 1861 B Obv. 2  (F: D: type - A) - no tone - grey F-F+ 15.00
ST 1861 B Obv. 2  (F: D: type - A) - no tone - grey F/F+ 12.00
ST 1861 B Obv. 2  (F: D: type - A) - A bit dirty Fair/F 9.00
ST 1861 B Obv. 2  (F: D: type - A) - no tone - grey Fair 7.50
ST 1861 B Obv. 2  (F: D: type - A) - Obv. Pin-head
indents. Ex-creased now straighter

Darkish tone

F/VF? 6.00

1861 to 1867 -  D: G: & F: D: colon dot anomalies ! 

ST 1861 W Obv. 2   D: G:  &  F. D. Fair//F Ref only
ST 1861 X Obv. 2   D. G.  &  F. D. Fair//F Ref only
ST 1861 Y Obv. 2   D  G   &  F. D. Fair//F Ref only
ST 1867 Z Obv. 2   D: G:   &  F: D EF Ref only

1862 silver threepence 

Mintage 1,156,320

or Ex Maundy  4,488

Smaller mintage - Scarcer date ! 

1862 -  Varieties

1862 A Obv. 1  Not yet found
   

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1862 B Obv. 2  'C' with top serif. 'G' with long cross-bar
            Re-cut hair below ribbon - strong incuse lines
1862 C Obv. 2  Not yet found
1861 D Obv. 2 (Type N -  D. G.  &  F. D.)
    2nd R of BRITANNIAR over inverted R
    F of F: D: over F - Unlisted variety
   

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1862 X Obv. 2  - D. G. & F. D.
1862 sold in DNW auction 12 Feb. 2020
Lot 458 - EF  Light tone  283.00
   
ST 1862 A Obv. 1 Not yet

found

ST 1862 B Obv. 2  (F: D: type - A) - Choice Bright EF+ 315.00
ST 1862 C Left as unused for possible future variety Not yet

found

ST 1862 D Obv. 2 (Type N -  D. G.  &  F. D.)
2nd R of BRITANNIAR over inverted R
F of F: D: over F - Unlisted variety

Extremely RARE

F/VF+ 950.00

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ST 1862 X Obv. 2   D. G.  &  F. D. F+/VF+ 75.00
ST 1862 X Obv. 2   D. G.  &  F. D. F/VF? 35.00

1863

The transition from 

Obverse 1 to Obverse 2

Now including the unusual

1863  Obverse 1G with

Obv. 1 Legend & Obv. 2 re-cut bust !

1863 silver threepence 

Mintage 950,400

or Ex Maundy  4,488

Smaller mintage - Difficult date ! 

1863 -  Varieties

1863 A Obv. 1  Not yet found
1863 G Obv. 1G - Obv. Legend of Obv. 1 &
    Victoria's Bust / Head as per Obv. 2 !
    D of F: D: missing lower right front part
   

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1863 B Obv. 2  'C' with top serif. 'G' with long cross-bar
            Re-cut hair below ribbon - strong incuse lines
            V over V in VICTORIA
   

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1863 X Obv. 2  - D. G. & F. D.
   
ST 1863 A Obv. 1 Not yet

found

ST 1863 G Obv. 1G - Obv. Legend of Obv. 1 &
Victoria's Bust / Head as per Obv. 2 !
D of F: D: missing lower right front part
Extremely unusual, unlisted and RARE Reference

only 

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ST 1863 B Obv. 2  (Type: At)  V over V in VICTORIA

Choice - All over tone

EF+ 375.00
ST 1863 B Obv. 2  (Type: At)  V over V in VICTORIA

Choice - Light all over tone

EF-EF+ 335.00

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ST 1863 X Obv. 2  Ghost images &  D. G.  &  F. D. SOLD Ref only

1864 silver threepence 

Mintage 1,330,560

or Ex Maundy  4,488

1864 A Obv. 2 - Normal size 64 - The 4 has a flat top
1864 B Obv. 2  - The 4 is taller and a slightly rounded top
   

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1864 X Obv. 2  - D. G. & F. D.

1864 -   Date  size variations

1864 A Normal size 64. The 4 has a flat top
1864 B The 4 is taller and has a slightly rounded top
ST 1864 A Obv. 2  (F: D: type - A) - no tone - grey Fine 11.50
ST 1864 A Obv. 2  (F: D: type - A) - no tone - grey Fair 8.00
ST 1864 A Obv. 2  (F: D: type - A) - A bit dirty Fair 6.00
ST 1864 A Obv. 2  (F: D: type - A) - Obv. A small
indent just below Victoria's chin Fine 5.00
ST 1864 A Obv. 2  (F: D: type - A) - no tone - grey Clear date 3.00
ST 1864 B Obv. 2  (F: D: type - A) - Taller 4 Fair Ref only

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ST 1864 X Obv. 2  D. G.  &  F. D.   Choice toned EF+ 250.00
ST 1864 X Obv. 2  D. G.  &  F. D.   Bright EF/EF+ 225.00
ST 1864 X Obv. 2  D. G.  &  F. D.   Bright EF 175.00
ST 1864 X Obv. 2  D. G.  &  F. D.   Bright EF? 125.00
ST 1864 X Obv. 2   D. G.  &  F. D. VF? 45.00

1865 silver threepence 

Mintage 1,742,400

or Ex Maundy  4,488

1865 -   Date  size variations

1865 A Type 1 - Slightly larger 5 - Very slight slant top - open
1865 B Type 2 - Normal size 5 - Flat top - Nearly closed top
1865 C Type 3 - Slim normal 5 - Curved-up top
ST 1865 A Obv. 2  (F: D: type - A) - Date: Type  1 EF+ 250.00
ST 1865 A Obv. 2  (F: D: type - A) - Date: Type 1 Fair 10.00
ST 1865 B Obv. 2  (F: D: type - A) - Date: Type 2 Poor/Fair 7.50
ST 1865 C Obv. 2  (F: D: type - A) - Date: Type 3 Fair 10.00

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ST 1865 Xb Obv. 2  (F: D: type - X) V over V in
VICTORIA. Rev. Triple ghosting.  Bright
Date: Type 2 - Flat top - nearly closed EF/EF+

240.00

ST 1865 Xb Obv. 2  (F: D: type - X) V over V in
VICTORIA. Rev. ghosted head.  Bright
Date: Type 3 - Curved-up top bar EF?/EF

175.00

1866 silver threepence 

Mintage 1,900,800

or Ex Maundy  4,488

1866 -   Varieties

1866 A Obv. 2 - Normal 
1866 B Obv. 2 - Inverted A for V in VICTORIA
1866 C Left for any new variety found with obv. 2 
1866 D Obv. 3  - Extremely rare 
1866 sold in DNW auction 12 Feb. 2020
Lot 460 - EF  Dark tone  141.00
ST 1866 A 2 + A (D.1284)   (F: D: type - A) Bright pAS 245.00
ST 1866 A 2 + A (D.1284)  (F: D: type - A) Bright EF+-pAS 225.00
ST 1866 A 2 + A (D.1284)   (F: D: type - A) 
Obv. Die crack & slight metal bubbling EF? 85.00
ST 1866 A 2 + A (D.1284)   (F: D: type - A) 
Rev. Die crack - Darkish tone VF 50.00
ST 1866 A 2 + A (D.1284)   (F: D: type - A) 
Ex lightly polished in the past  F+/VF 25.00
ST 1866 A 2 + A (D.1284)   (F: D: type - A)  Fair-Fine 9.50
ST 1866 A 2 + A (D.1284)   (F: D: type - A)  Fair/Fine 8.50
ST 1866 B 2 + A (F: D: type - A) 
Obv. Inverted A for V in VICTORIA  Fine/F+ 950.00
ST 1866 D 3 + A (D. 1285) Not yet

seen

1867 silver threepence 

Mintage 712,800

or Ex Maundy  4,488

1867 - 2 Obverse & 2 Reverse dies

Obv. 2  1st I of VICTORIA to gap between two teeth
Obv. 3  1st I of VICTORIA to tooth
Rev. A  Small bump under CENTRE of top bar of 3
Rev. B  NO bump under CENTRE of top bar of 3

1867 -   Varieties

1867 A Obv. 2 + A - Normal 
1867 AZ Obv. 2 + A - Missing colon dots after D of F: D
1867 B Obv. 2 + B - Not yet found or known to exist !
1867 C Obv. 3 + A - Scarcest type 
1867 D Obv. 3 + B - Normal 
ST 1867 A 2 + A (D.1286)  (F: D: type - A) Fine 11.50
ST 1867 A 2 + A (D.1286)  2 small edge bruises Fair/Fine 6.50
ST 1867 AZ 2 + A (D.1286)   (F: D: type - Z)
Obv. Missing colon dots after D of F: D  EF 650.00
ST 1867 B 2 + B (D.1287)   Not yet

found

ST 1867 C 3 + A (D.1288) - Scarce Fair/Fine 35.00
ST 1867 D 3 + B (D.1289)  Milky grey  EF+ 245.00
ST 1867 D 3 + B (D.1289)   Fine/F+ 16.50
ST 1867 D 3 + B (D.1289)   Fair 9.50

1868 silver threepence 

Mintage 1,457,260

or Ex Maundy  4,488

1868 -   Varieties

1868 A Obv. 2 + A - Normal 
1868 B Obv. 2 + A - R over B - RRITANNIAR - Ext. RARE
1868 C Obv. 2 + B - Not yet found or known to exist !
1868 D Obv. 3 + A - Not yet found or known to exist !
1868 E Obv. 3 + B - Normal 
1868 sold in DNW auction 12 Feb. 2020
Lot 461 - Reads RRITANNIAR  Rubbed in
obverse field  Fine  244.00
ST 1868 A 2 + A (D.1290) (F: D: type - A) VF+/EF? 60.00
ST 1868 A 2 + A (D.1290) (F: D: type - A) VF?/VF 35.00
ST 1868 A 2 + A (D.1290) (F: D: type - A) F+/VF? 25.00
ST 1868 A 2 + A (D.1290) (F: D: type - A) Fine 15.00
ST 1868 A 2 + A (D.1290) (F: D: type - A) Fair-Fine 11.50
ST 1868 A 2 + A (D.1290) (F: D: type - A) Fair 8.50
ST 1868 A 2 + A (D.1290) Light overall pitting Fine+ 7.50
ST 1868 A 2 + A  Obv. Couple of pin-head indents Fair 5.00
ST 1868 B 2 + A (D.1291)  (F: D: type - A)
R over B - Reads RRITANNIAR  Ext. Rare Reference

only 

ST 1868 C 2 + B (D.1292) Not yet

found

ST 1868 D 3 + A (D.1293) Not yet

found

ST 1868 E 3 + B (D.1294)    Choice pAS 245.00
ST 1868 E 3 + B (D.1294)    Toned around edge EF+ 215.00
ST 1868 E 3 + B (D.1294)    Brightish EF+ 210.00
ST 1868 E 3 + B (D.1294)   Rev. Ghosted head and

die crack.  Bright

EF-EF+ 165.00
ST 1868 E 3 + B (D.1294)  Brightish EF 125.00
ST 1868 E 3 + B (D.1294)  Bright VF+ 50.00
ST 1868 E 3 + B (D.1294) Fine/Fair 9.50

1869 silver threepence 

Mintage - Unrecorded

or Ex Maundy  4,488

1869 has always been a very

difficult coin to find especially

in high grade. Not often seen

on dealer's list - RARE

ST 1869 A 3 + B (D. 1295)  Obv. Die cracks EF? 185.00
ST 1869 A 3 + B (D. 1295)  Toned VF+/EF? 160.00
ST 1869 A 3 + B (D. 1295)  VF+ 100.00
ST 1869 A 3 + B (D. 1295) Fair 25.00
ST 1869 A 3 + B (D. 1295)  Scuffs, etc. F/F+ 20.00
     

1870 - 1879 images of dates

   

1870 silver threepence 

Mintage - 1,283,218

or Ex Maundy  4,488

ST 1870 A 3 + B  Bright pAS 165.00
ST 1870 A 3 + B  Slightly proof-like fields EF+ 145.00
ST 1870 A 3 + B  Strong images from die clashing EF+ 125.00
ST 1870 A 3 + B Fine 12.50
ST 1870 A Fair-Fine 10.00
ST 1870 A Fair 7.50

1871 silver threepence

 Mintage - 999,633

or Ex Maundy  4,488

Difficult to find in high grade

M3

1871

M

Choice - nice deep tone

pAS 175.00
ST 1871 A 3 + B  Bright EF 85.00
ST 1871 A Fine 12.50
ST 1871 A Fair 8.50

1872 silver threepence 

Mintage - 1,293,271

or Ex Maundy  4,488

Difficult to find in high grade

ST 1872 A 3 + B  Rev. Faint hair-line scuffs - Bright pAS/EF+ 235.00
ST 1872 A Fair 10.00

1873 silver threepence 

Mintage - 4,055,550

or Ex Maundy  4,488

1873 - Obverse varieties

Obv. 3  Type A - Victoria has full nostril

Obv. 3  Type B -  Lower part of nostril missing

                           Upper lip slightly rounded

Obv. 3  Type B1 - Lower part of nostril missing

                           Upper lip slightly pointed

ST 1873 A Type A - Obv. Die crack  pAS 145.00
ST 1873 A Type A - Obv. Pin-head ex-carbon spot pAS 140.00
ST 1873 A Type A - Trace of die clashing EF+ 115.00
ST 1873 A Type A VF 25.00
ST 1873 A Type A VF? 20.00
ST 1873 A Type A Fine+ 15.00
ST 1873 A Type A Fine 10.00
ST 1873 A Type A Fair 7.50
ST 1873 A Type A Fair/? 4.50
ST 1873 B Type B Lower part of nostril missing 
Rounded top lip as per normal EF+ 245.00
ST 1873 B Type B Lower part of nostril missing 
Rounded top lip as per normal VF-VF+ 100.00
ST 1873 B Type B Lower part of nostril missing 
Rounded top lip as per normal
A three small pin-head size indents on

Victoria's neck

F+/F 25.00
ST 1873 B1 Type B1  Lower part of nostril missing
Slightly pointed upper lip.  Many letters in
legend double struck. Die cracks VF+-EF? 325.00

1874 silver threepence 

Mintage - 4,427,031

or Ex Maundy  4,488

1874 - Obverse varieties

Obv. 3 Type A - Victoria has full nostril

Obv. 3 Type B -  Lower part of nostril missing

                          Upper lip slightly rounded

1874 - 2 date varieties

Date type A   4 has a slant-up tail
Date type C   4 has a T-bar tail

Date type D   4 has a T-bar tail - but the

                     bottom part of the T is weak

Date: Slant-up tail 4

ST 1874 A Date type A - Slant-up tail 4  Bright  pAS 125.00
ST 1874 A Date type A - Slant-up tail 4  Bluish tone EF+-pAS 120.00
ST 1874 A Date type A - Slant-up tail 4  Bright EF+ 100.00
ST 1874 A Date type A - Slant-up tail 4  Bright EF-EF+ 85.00
ST 1874 A Date type A - Slant-up tail 4  Bright EF?-EF 65.00
ST 1874 A Date type A - Slant-up tail 4 VF+-EF? 47.50
ST 1874 A Date type A - Slant-up tail 4 VF+ 35.00
ST 1874 A Date type A - Slant-up tail 4 VF 28.00
ST 1874 A Date type A - Slant-up tail 4 VF?/VF 20.00
ST 1874 A Date type A - Slant-up tail 4 F+/VF 16.50
ST 1874 A Date type A - Slant-up tail 4 Fine 8.50
ST 1874 A Date type A - Slant-up tail 4 Fair 5.00
ST 1874 B Obv. 3 Type B - Lower part of nostril
           missing. Upper lip slightly rounded
Date type A - Slant-up tail 4 EF? 150.00

Date: T-bar tail 4

ST 1874 C Date type C - T-bar tail 4    Bright EF+ 165.00
ST 1874 C Date type C - T-bar tail 4    Light tone EF 125.00
ST 1874 C Date type C - T-bar tail 4 VF? 30.00
ST 1874 C Date type C - T-bar tail 4 F+ 20.00
ST 1874 C Date type C - T-bar tail 4 Fine 12.50
ST 1874 D Date type D - T-bar tail 4 but with very
weak bottom part of the T-bar EF 110.00

1875 silver threepence 

Mintage - 3,306,500

or Ex Maundy  4,488

1875 - Obverse varieties

Obv. 3 Type A - Victoria has full nostril

Obv. 3 Type B -  Lower part of nostril missing

                          Upper lip slightly rounded

ST 1875 A

Bright

EF+ 110.00
ST 1875 A Obv. Die cracks   Bright EF+ 100.00
ST 1875 A

Slight dark greyish tone

EF/EF+ 65.00
ST 1875 A

Bright

EF? 48.00
ST 1875 A Obv. Small indent on neck VF+ 28.50
ST 1875 A VF 27.50
ST 1875 A VF? 18.50
ST 1875 A Fine+ 12.50
ST 1875 A Fine 8.50
ST 1875 A Fair/Fine 6.50
ST 1875 A Fair 5.00
ST 1875 B Obv. Type 3 - Part of lower nostril missing EF+-pAS 250.00
ST 1875 B Obv. Type 3 - Part of lower nostril missing EF+ 225.00

1876 silver threepence 

Mintage - 1,834,389

or Ex Maundy  4,488

1876 - Varieties

Obv. 3 Type A - Victoria has full nostril

Obv. 3 Type B -  Lower part of nostril missing

                          Upper lip slightly rounded

Date: 6 over 5 - Does it exist !?
ST 1876 A

Obv. Full nostril - Nicely toned

EF+-pAS 175.00
ST 1876 A

Bright

EF 120.00
ST 1876 A Trace of die clashing - Bright VF+ 48.00
ST 1876 A F+ 21.50
ST 1876 A Fine 15.00
ST 1876 A Fair 8.50
ST 1876 B

Obv. Part of lower nostril missing

See picture of missing lower nostril

Fair 35.00

1877 silver threepence 

Mintage - 2,622,393

or Ex Maundy  4,488

1877 - Obv. Varieties

Obv. 3 Type A - Victoria has full nostril

Obv. 3 Type B -  Lower part of nostril missing

                          Upper lip slightly rounded

ST 1877 A VF+ 35.00
ST 1877 A F+/VF? 15.00
ST 1877 A Fine 7.50
ST 1877 A Fair 4.50
ST 1877 B Obv. Part of lower nostril missing F+/VF? 35.00
ST 1877 B Obv. Part of lower nostril missing
Obv. A couple of small digs on nose, 

cheek & field behind head

F+/VF? 25.00
ST 1877 B Obv. Part of lower nostril missing Fair 15.00

1878 silver threepence 

Mintage - 2,419,975

or Ex Maundy  4,488

1878 - Obv. Varieties

Obv. 3 Type A - Victoria has full nostril

Obv. 3 Type B -  Lower part of nostril missing

                          Upper lip slightly rounded

M3

1878

M

Nice gold/green tone

pAS 135.00
ST 1878 A

Obv.Very light pitting at the back of 

Victoria's head (just before the bun) 

Probably due to a rusty die !? 

EF/EF+ 75.00
ST 1878 A

Bright

EF?/EF 65.00
ST 1878 A Obv. Only part of nostril visible ! VF-VF+ 30.00
ST 1878 A VF? 17.50
ST 1878 A F+ 11.50
ST 1878 A Fine 7.50
ST 1878 A Fair 4.50
ST 1878 B Obv. Part of lower nostril missing EF+ 195.00
ST 1878 B Obv. Part of lower nostril missing
Obv. Tiny rim knock at 9 o'clock
Rev. Trace of Victoria's ghosted head VF+ 45.00
ST 1878 B Obv. Part of lower nostril missing Fair 6.00

1879 silver threepence 

Mintage - 3,140,265

or Ex Maundy  4,488

1879 - Obv. Varieties

Obv. 3 Type A - Victoria has full nostril

Obv. 3 Type B -  Lower part of nostril missing

                          Upper lip slightly rounded

Obv. 3 Type C - Victoria's Hair has been

                         heavily re-engraved

Obv. 3 Type D - Victoria's Hair has been

                         re-engraved & missing nostril

ST 1879 A Obv.  Un-altered hair and full nostril Fine 7.50
ST 1879 A Obv.  Un-altered hair and full nostril Fair 4.50
ST 1879 B Obv. Part of lower nostril missing    
Obv. Small scratch on neck, slight edge nicks.
Slight indent that leaves a mark below '79' F+-VF?

9.50

ST 1879 C Obv. Re-engraved hair      Bright EF+/pAS 145.00
ST 1879 C Obv. Re-engraved hair      Bright EF+ 135.00
ST 1879 C Obv. Re-engraved hair VF+/EF? 40.00
ST 1879 C Obv. Re-engraved hair VF+ 35.00
ST 1879 C Obv. Re-engraved hair Fair 5.00
ST 1879 D Obv. Re-engraved hair & missing nostril VF/VF+ 65.00
For lower quality Young head 3ds - see silver bullion

 GB Coin List

 Silver 3d (1)

1834 - 1859 

 

 Silver 3d (1B)

1880 - 1901 

 Silver 3d (2)

1902 - 1944