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Coin - Threepence, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1887 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1142

Summary:
Silver coin; Denomination: Threepence
Royal Mint, London
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)

To commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria a new obverse by Boehm was introduced in 1887 on the gold and silver coins. The design did not prove popular but remained in use until 1893.

There were two forms of threepence, the currency issue and a special piece for the Maundy Thursday ceremonies - both numeral 3 on the reverse but the Maundy issues have a proof-like finish.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 16 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.403 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Royal Mint, London, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, Sculptor (1834-1890), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1887 AD
Denomination: Threepence
Obverse Description: Bust of the Queen facing left the small wearing imperial crown, long veil falling behind her head, pearl necklace and earring, Ribbon and Star of the Garter and the badge of the Imperial Order of India; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Reverse Description: Within an open oak wreath and below a crown, the numeral 3 dividing the date 1887
Edge Description: plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Artist: Sir Joseph Boehm - Royal Mint, London
Bibliography:
  1. [Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
  2. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.
  3. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3931 Pages

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