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CODE

DATE

Ref 

[ST]  SILVER  3 PENCE 1880 - 1901

GRADE 

Price ()


Victoria  [Young head]   1838 - 1887 (YH)

The change from 

Obverse 3 to Obverse 4

     

1880 - 1887 images of dates

   

1880 silver threepence 

Mintage 1,610,069

or Ex Maundy  4,488

Lower Mintage: Scarce

ST 1880 A Obv. 4  Bright - choice strike EF+ 150.00
ST 1880 A Obv. 4  Bright - Slightly softer strike EF+ 140.00
ST 1880 A Obv. 4 - Hairline scratch just above the 
base of Victoria's neck - otherwise Bright EF 60.00
ST 1880 A F?/Fine 8.50
ST 1880 A Fair/Fine 5.00

1881 silver threepence 

Mintage 3,248,265

or Ex Maundy  4,488

ST 1881 A F+-VF? 9.50
ST 1881 A F+ 7.50
ST 1881 A Fine 5.00

1882 silver threepence 

Mintage 472,965

or Ex Maundy  4,488

Very low Mintage - Very Scarce

ST 1882 A

A really choice coin - rare in this grade

EF+-pAS 225.00
ST 1882 A

Bright

EF-EF+ 175.00
ST 1882 A

Bright

EF 140.00
ST 1882 A

Bright with a hint of toning

EF? 85.00
ST 1882 A F/F+ 12.50
ST 1882 A Fair 6.50

1883 silver threepence 

Mintage 4,369,971

or Ex Maundy  4,488

ST 1883 A

Choice pale greenish tone

EF+-pAS 110.00
ST 1883 A

Bright

EF+ 95.00
ST 1883 A Obv. A slight weakness to Victoria's

temple - Possible lint or fluff on the die !

EF+-pAS 75.00
ST 1883 A

Bright

EF/EF+ 55.00
ST 1883 A VF+ 15.00
ST 1883 A VF 11.50
ST 1883 A VF? 8.50
ST 1883 A F+ 6.50
ST 1883 A Fine 4.50
ST 1883 A Fair 2.50

1884 silver threepence 

Mintage 3,322,424

or Ex Maundy  4,488

M3

1884

M

Choice dark tone

pAS 110.00
ST 1884 A

Bright

EF+ 95.00
ST 1884 A

Obv. Slightly weak strike           Bright

EF/EF+ 75.00
ST 1884 A

Bright

EF? 30.00
ST 1884 A Rev. A bit claggy VF/VF? 6.50
ST 1884 A VF? 6.00
ST 1884 A Fine 4.50
ST 1884 A Fair 2.50

1885 silver threepence 

Mintage 5,183,653

or Ex Maundy  4,488

ST 1885 A

Bright

EF+ 85.00
ST 1885 A

Bright

EF-EF+ 65.00
ST 1885 A EF 35.00
ST 1885 A Obv. Very slight scuffing on Victoria's 
nose and in field behind Victoria's head  EF 25.00
ST 1885 A EF? 20.00
ST 1885 A VF+ 12.50
ST 1885 A VF 8.00
ST 1885 A VF? 6.00
ST 1885 A F+ 4.50
ST 1885 A Fine 3.50
ST 1885 A Fair 2.00

1886 silver threepence 

Mintage 6,152,669

or Ex Maundy  4,488

ST 1886 A

Light green tone

EF+-pAS 100.00
ST 1886 A

Just starting to tone

EF+ 90.00
ST 1886 A Obv. Small pinhead indent on truncation EF-EF+ 65.00
ST 1886 A EF 35.00
ST 1886 A EF? 20.00
ST 1886 A VF+ 12.50
ST 1886 A VF 8.00
ST 1886 A VF? 6.00
ST 1886 A F+ 4.50
ST 1886 A Fine 3.50
ST 1886 A Fair 2.00

1887 silver threepence (Young Head)

Mintage 2,780,761

or Ex Maundy  4,488

The mintage shown is for the

combined amount struck for the 

Young Head & Jubilee Head

issues. 

The Jubilee head is far more

common than the Young Head

Possibly by 3 to 1

ST 1887 A Young head type                   Bright EF+ 110.00
ST 1887 A Young head type

Obv. Tiny edge nick 4 o'clock  Bright

EF+ 80.00
ST 1887 A Young head type                    Bright EF 60.00
ST 1887 A Young head type                    Bright EF? 40.00
ST 1887 A Young head type  Rev. Small edge nick

at 9 o'clock

EF? 30.00
ST 1887 A Young head type VF+ 22.50
ST 1887 A Young head type F+ 9.00
ST 1887 A Young head type  Obv. Small pin-head

 size edge nick at 7 o'clock

Fine 5.00
ST 1887 A Young head type Fair 4.00
For less expensive Young head 3ds - see silver bullion

Victoria  [Jubilee head]   1887 - 1892

1887 - 3 minor Obverse die variations

& 1 new reverse die

Obv. 5  + on crown - 3 dots: 1 each side; 1 at top
Obv. 6  + on crown - 2 lines: 1 each side; dot at top

Obv. 6a  + on crown - 2 lines: 1 each side; dot at top

               Weak top colon dot to BRITT : 

Obv. 6b  + on crown - 2 lines: 1 each side; NO dot at top
Obv. 6c  + on crown - No lines or dots. BRITT. No(:)

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Rev. C  Single arch Crown
ST 1887 B

Jubilee head  5 + C (D.1330)

Choice greenish tone

pAS 28.50
ST 1887 B Jubilee head  5 + C (D.1330)  Deep tone EF+ 21.50
ST 1887 B Jubilee head  5 + C (D.1330)  Light tone EF+ 21.50
ST 1887 B Jubilee head  5 + C (D.1330)  Bright EF+ 21.50
ST 1887 B Jubilee head  5 + C (D.1330)  Bright EF-EF+ 16.50
ST 1887 B Jubilee head  5 + C (D.1330)  Bright EF 11.50
ST 1887 B Jubilee head  5 + C (D.1330)  Toned EF? 8.50
ST 1887 B Jubilee head  5 + C (D.1330)  Bright EF? 8.50
ST 1887 B Jubilee head  5 + C (D.1330)  Bright VF+/EF? 7.50
ST 1887 B Jubilee head  5 + C (D.1330)  Toned VF+ 6.50
ST 1887 B Jubilee head  5 + C (D.1330)  Bright VF 5.50

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ST 1887 C Jubilee Head  6 + C (D.1331)

Choice pale greenish tone

pAS 28.50
ST 1887 C Jubilee Head  6 + C (D.1331)  Bright pAS 28.50
ST 1887 C Jubilee Head  6 + C (D.1331)  Bright EF+ 21.50
ST 1887 C Jubilee Head  6 + C (D.1331)  Toned EF-EF+ 16.50
ST 1887 C Jubilee Head  6 + C (D.1331)  Bright EF-EF+ 16.50
ST 1887 C Jubilee Head  6 + C (D.1331)  Bright EF 11.50
ST 1887 C Jubilee Head  6 + C (D.1331)  Bright
Obv. Tiny edge nick 10 o'clock EF 8.50
ST 1887 C Jubilee Head  6 + C (D.1331)   VF+/EF? 7.50
ST 1887 C Jubilee Head  6 + C (D.1331) VF 6.00
ST 1887 C Jubilee Head  6 + C (D.1331) VF? 4.50
ST 1887 C Jubilee Head  6 + C (D.1331) F+ 3.50
ST 1887 C Jubilee Head  6 + C (D.1331) Fine 2.50

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Obverse 6 - Die weaknesses

ST 1887 Ca Jubilee Head  6a + C   [Unlisted]
Top colon dot after BRITT : - very weak

Choice deep greenish tone

pAS 32.50
ST 1887 Ca Jubilee Head  6a + C   [Unlisted]
Top colon dot after BRITT : - very weak

Bright

pAS 32.50
ST 1887 Ca Jubilee Head  6a + C   [Unlisted]
Top colon dot after BRITT : - very weak

Light tone

EF 14.00
ST 1887 Ca Jubilee Head  6a + C   [Unlisted]
Top colon dot after BRITT : - very weak

Bright

EF 14.00
ST 1887 Cb Jubilee Head  6b + C   [Unlisted]
Top colon dot after BRITT : - very weak

and dot above crown cross (+) missing

Choice light tone

pAS 32.50
ST 1887 Cb Jubilee Head  6b + C   [Unlisted]
Top colon dot after BRITT : - very weak

and dot above crown cross (+) missing

EF? 10.00
ST 1887 Cc Jubilee Head  6c + C   [Unlisted]
BRITT . Only a stop. Top colon missing

Dot above crown cross (+) missing

Lines either side of cross (+) very weak

Choice light tone

EF+ 40.00
ST 1887 Cc Jubilee Head  6c + C   [Unlisted]
BRITT . Only a stop. Top colon missing

Dot above crown cross (+) missing

Lines either side of cross (+) very weak

Choice light tone

EF-EF+ 35.00
ST 1887 Cc Jubilee Head  6c + C   [Unlisted]
BRITT . Only a stop. Top colon missing

Dot above crown cross (+) missing

Lines either side of cross (+) very weak

Obv. Small scuff in left side field

EF 22.50
ST 1887 Cc Jubilee Head  6c + C   [Unlisted]
BRITT . Only a stop. Top colon missing

Dot above crown cross (+) missing

Lines either side of cross (+) very weak

EF? 18.50
ST 1887 Cc Jubilee Head  6c + C   [Unlisted]
BRITT . Only a stop. Top colon missing

Dot above crown cross (+) missing

Lines either side of cross (+) very weak

Fine 8.50
ST 1887 Cc Jubilee Head  6c + C   [Unlisted]
BRITT . Only a stop. Top colon missing

Dot above crown cross (+) missing

Lines either side of cross (+) missing !

Choice pale greenish tone

pAS 50.00

1888 - 2 Obverse dies

Obv. 5  + on crown - 3 dots: 1 each side; 1 at top
Obv. 6  + on crown - 2 lines: 1 each side; dot at top
ST 1888 A 5 + C (D.1332) Listed as unseen - RARE pAS 175.00
ST 1888 A 5 + C (D.1332) Listed as unseen - RARE EF-EF+ 135.00
ST 1888 B 6 + C (D.1333)   Scarce date EF+ 60.00
ST 1888 B 6 + C (D.1333)   Scarce date VF+-EF? 35.00
ST 1888 B 6 + C (D.1333)   Scarce date Fine 9.00

1889 - 3 Obverse  & 2 Reverse dies

Obv. 5  + on crown - 3 dots: 1 each side; 1 at top
Obv. 6  + on crown - 2 lines: 1 each side; dot at top
Obv. 7  As Obv. 5 but B & I of BRITT to gap
Rev. C  Cross (+) patte is plain
Rev. D  Cross (+) patte has an engraved border
ST 1889 A

5 + C  (D.1334  [1 + A])

Not

seen

ST 1889 B 5 + D  (D.1335  [1 + B])  Light tone pAS 60.00
ST 1889 B 5 + D  (D.1335  [1 + B])  Bright EF+-pAS 50.00
ST 1889 B 5 + D  (D.1335  [1 + B])   Fine+ 3.50
ST 1889 B 5 + D  (D.1335  [1 + B])  Bright Fine 2.50
ST 1889 C 6 + C  (D.1336  [2 + A])  Very Scarce Out of

stock

ST 1889 D 6 + D  (D.1337  [2 + B])  Toned pAS 60.00
ST 1889 D 6 + D  (D.1337  [2 + B])  Bright pAS 60.00
ST 1889 D 6 + D  (D.1337  [2 + B])  Darkish tone EF 25.00
ST 1889 D 6 + D  (D.1337  [2 + B])   VF+ 12.50
ST 1889 D 6 + D  (D.1337  [2 + B])   Fine+ 3.50
ST 1889 D 6 + D  (D.1337  [2 + B])   Fine 2.50
ST 1889 E 7 + C  (D.1337  [2 + A])   Not

seen

ST 1889 F 7 + D  (D.1338  [2 + B])  Very Scarce F/F+ 15.00

1890 - 2 Reverse dies

Obv. 7  As Obv. 5 but B & I of BRITT to gap
Rev. Cross (+) patte is plain 
Rev. E  Cross (+) patte has border  
ST 1890 A 7 + C (D.1340)    Very scarce EF 120.00
ST 1890 A 7 + C (D.1340)    Scarce Fine+ 20.00
ST 1890 A 7 + C (D.1340)    Scarce Fine 15.00
ST 1890 A 7 + C (D.1340)    Scarce Fair/Fine 10.00
ST 1890 B 7 + E (D.1341)    Bright pAS 60.00
ST 1890 B 7 + E (D.1341)    Bright / Light tone EF+-pAS 50.00
ST 1890 B 7 + E (D.1341) EF? 17.50
ST 1890 B 7 + E (D.1341) VF+ 12.50
ST 1890 B 7 + E (D.1341) VF 7.50
ST 1890 B 7 + E (D.1341) Fine+ 3.50
ST 1890 B 7 + E (D.1341) Fine 2.50

1891 - Obv. 7 & Rev. C

Unusual in that the Royal Mint reverted to using

Reverse C which was first used in 1887 & 1888

Rarely used in 1889 & 1890 as new reverse dies

 D & E are introduced.

NO examples of reverse dies D & E have been found 

for 1891 or later !

ST 1891 A 7 + C  Choice with light dusty tone pAS 60.00
ST 1891 A 7 + C  Choice  bright EF+-pAS 50.00
ST 1891 A 7 + C EF+ 45.00
ST 1891 A 7 + C EF 35.00
ST 1891 A 7 + C VF+ 12.50
ST 1891 A 7 + C VF 7.50
ST 1891 A 7 + C VF?-VF 6.00
ST 1891 A 7 + C Fine+ 3.50
ST 1891 A 7 + C Fine 2.50
M3 1891 M 7 + C  Maundy (Proof fields) EF+/pAS 85.00

1892 - Obv. 7 & Rev. C

Lower mintage at 2,578,226

Scarce in high grade

ST 1892 A

Choice with a light dusty tone

pAS 70.00
ST 1892 A

Bright

EF/EF+ 45.00
ST 1892 A Fine+ 4.50
ST 1892 A Fine 3.00

1893 - Obv. 7 & Rev. C

Jubilee head

Very rare in high grade

ST 1893 A 7 + C  Jubilee Head    Light tone EF+/pAS 425.00
ST 1893 A 7 + C  Jubilee Head   Bright VF+-EF? 125.00
ST 1893 A Jubilee Head Fine+/VF? 30.00
ST 1893 A Jubilee Head Fine 15.00
ST 1893 A Jubilee Head Fair/Fine 7.50
ST 1893 A Jubilee Head Fair?/Fine 4.50
For less expensive quality Jubilee head 3ds - see silver bullion

Victoria  [Old head]   1893 - 1901

1893 - 2 obverses

Old head

Obv. 8 Scarcer obverse - Obv. 9 Normal

Rev. C

Obv. 8 - A & I of REGINA to gap 
Obv. 9 - A & I of REGINA to bead
ST 1893 B Obv. 8 + C  Old Head (D.1350)   EF+/pAS 80.00
ST 1893 B Obv. 8 + C  Old Head (D.1350)  
Rev. Small edge nicks.    Pale bright  EF or + 50.00
ST 1893 B Obv. 8 + C  Old Head (D.1350)   Fine 3.00
ST 1893 P Obv. 8 + C  Old Head (D.1350P) 
PROOF  (Listed by Davies but I have
seen an example with obverse.
Please could someone confirm  

?

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ST 1893 C Obv. 9 + C  Old head  (D.1351) pAS 60.00
ST 1893 C Obv. 9 + C  Old head  (D.1351)  Bright EF+/pAS 55.00
ST 1893 C Obv. 9 + C  Old head  (D.1351)  Toned EF+/pAS 50.00
ST 1893 C Obv. 9 + C  Old head  (D.1351)  Bright EF/EF+ 40.00
ST 1893 C Obv. 9 + C  Old head  (D.1351)  Toned VF+ 15.00
ST 1893 C Obv. 9 + C  Old head  (D.1351)  Toned Fine 2.50

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ST

1893

R Obv. 9 + C  Possibly ex Proof set
The field is prooflike - and the rim is 

slightly THICKER (wider) than the 

normal currency coins. EF/EF+ 195.00
Not listed by Davies as he lists Proofs
are with 8 + C.  I have noted 6 other
examples on other dealers list, with
pictures and they are ALL with 9 + C !?
Did Davies mis-identify ?!

1894 - 2 Obverses

Old head

Obv. 8 - Scarce.  Obv. 9 - Scarcer

Rev. C

Low mintage:  1,608,603

Hard to find in higher grades

Obv. 8 - A & I of REGINA to gap 
Obv. 9 - A & I of REGINA to bead
ST 1894 A  Obv. 8 + C  (D.1352) VF? 12.50
ST 1894 A  Obv. 8 + C  (D.1352) Fine 4.50
ST 1894 B  Obv. 9 + C  (D.1353) VF? 15.00
ST 1894 B  Obv. 9 + C  (D.1353) Fine 5.50

1895

Old head - Obv. 9 + Rev. C

Normal

ST 1895 A

Choice Bright

pAS 65.00
ST 1895 A Obv. Faint hairline in field     Bright EF+ 45.00
ST 1895 A VF? 7.50
ST 1895 A Fine+ 3.50
ST 1895 A Fine 2.50

1896

Old head - Obv. 9 + Rev. C

Normal

ST 1896 A

Bright with obv. trace of tone

pAS 60.00
ST 1896 A

Bright

EF+ 45.00
ST 1896 A EF 35.00
ST 1896 A

Ex light hairline scuffing

VF/VF+ 15.00
ST 1896 A Fine 2.50

1897

Old head - Obv. 9 + Rev. C

Normal

ST 1897 A

Bright

pAS 55.00
ST 1897 A

Bright

EF+ 40.00
ST 1897 A EF 27.50
ST 1897 A Rev. Tiny edge nick 5 o' clock EF/EF+ 25.00
ST 1897 A

Light hairline scuffs

EF? 15.00
ST 1897 A Obv. Small pin-head indents on neck EF?/EF 12.00
ST 1897 A VF?/VF 7.50
ST 1897 A Fine+ 3.50
ST 1897 A Fine 2.50
M3

1897

M

3d.   Nice gold/green tone

pAS 65.00

1898

Old head - Obv. 9 + Rev. C

Normal

ST 1898 A Obv. Ex scuffed                  Bright EF/EF+ 25.00
ST 1898 A EF? 17.50
ST 1898 A VF+ 12.50
ST 1898 A VF 8.00
ST 1898 A Fine+ 3.50
ST 1898 A Fine 2.50

1899 - 2 Reverses

Old head - Obv. 9 + Rev. F & G

Normal

Rev. F - The pearls & jewels have been sharpened up
Rev. G - As D, plus the ribbon-tie has also been sharpened
ST 1899 A 9 + F   Deep dark tone pAS 55.00
ST 1899 A 9 + F   Bright EF+-pAS 50.00
ST 1899 A 9 + F   Light scuffing EF? 15.00
ST 1899 A 9 + F VF+ 12.50
ST 1899 A 9 + F VF? 6.50
ST 1899 A 9 + F Fine+ 3.50
ST 1899 A 9 + F Fine 2.50

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ST 1899 B 9 + G    Choice greenish-brown tone pAS 60.00
ST 1899 B 9 + G    Bright EF+-pAS 55.00
ST 1899 B 9 + G    A few minor nicks, etc. but the
is still choice with no wear. Nice tone. EF+ 40.00
ST 1899 B 9 + G EF? 16.50
ST 1899 B 9 + G VF+ 12.50
ST 1899 B 9 + G VF 8.50
ST 1899 B 9 + G VF? 6.50

1900

Old head - Obv. 9 + Rev. C

It is amazing that having sharpened up the weakness

again on the reverse C die in 1899 (F & G)

 the Royal Mint reverts to its old (original) C die !

For details of reverse C, D & E die - See ST 1890

Normal

ST 1900 A

9 + C                             Choice pale greenish tone

pAS 55.00
ST 1900 A

9 + C                                                       Bright

pAS 55.00
ST 1900 A

9 + C                                                       Bright

EF+-pAS 45.00
ST 1900 A

9 + C                                                       Bright

EF/EF+ 35.00
ST 1900 A

9 + C                                              Lightly toned

EF 22.50
ST 1900 A 9 + C EF? 15.00
ST 1900 A 9 + C VF 7.50
ST 1900 A 9 + C Fine+ 3.50
ST 1900 A 9 + C Fine 2.50

1901

Old head - Obv. 9 + Rev. H*

* Davies in his book lists that the reverse die

for 1901 - (The)

"Ribbon 'unbalanced'. Right ribbon end thicker

than left"

I show that the ribbon has been touched up on

both sides of the ribbon.

Normal

ST 1901 A

9 + H                                           Greenish tone

pAS 45.00
ST 1901 A 9 + H                                                   Bright pAS 45.00
ST 1901 A 9 + H                                                   Bright EF+ 36.00
ST 1901 A

9 + H                                                   Bright

EF 21.50
ST 1901 A

9 + H                                                   Toned

EF 21.50
ST 1901 A 9 + H                                      Ex lightly scuffed EF?/EF 11.50
ST 1901 A 9 + H VF+ 10.00
ST 1901 A 9 + H  Obv. Die crack across coin 8 to 4 o'clock VF+ 8.00
ST 1901 A 9 + H VF 7.50
ST 1901 A 9 + H VF? 5.00
ST 1901 A 9 + H Fine+ 3.50
ST 1901 A 9 + H Fine 2.50
M3

1901

M

3d.   Ex light hairline scuffs  Proof-like fields  - Bright

EF+ 60.00
For less expensive quality Old head 3ds - see silver bullion

 GB Coin List

 Silver 3d (1) 

1834 - 1859

 Silver 3d (1A)

1860 - 1879 

 Silver 3d (2)

1902 - 1944