1847 Maundy set - This is one of the rarer dates in the Victorian Maundy series.
This is partly due to the threepence being extremely rare in any grade and especially
so in a choice grade. The difference between a Maundy and a currency 3d of this period is
that they are extremely difficult to tell apart ! So silver 3d collectors will on occasions
buy the Maundy set if a 3d alone is not available .
On the set the Fourpence has the 8 of the date (double struck) over 8 - slightly below.
The Penny has the front horizontal bar missing and the 7 is (double struck) over 7 - slightly below.
The Threepence: The 8 is double struck (slightly to the left). The 4 is double struck (just below)
The 7 is double struck (only just visible - a bit sticks out below)
The set is choice and bright and well matched - EF+
A similar set sold in London Coin auctions 5 March 2017 Lot. 2406 for £1,100 + 17% (£187)....£1,287)
The 3d pence alone can fetch between £800+ (LCA 4/6/2017) to over £900 !