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Coin - Threepence, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1896 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1160

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

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: 1.418 g (Weight)

More information

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, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1896 AD
Denomination: Threepence
Obverse Description: Veiled bust of Victoria left; around, VICTORIA . DEI . GRATIA . BRITT . REGINA FID . DEF . IND . IMP .; in small letters below bust the artist's initials T.B. (Thomas Brock).
Reverse Description: Within an open oak wreath and below a crown, the numeral 3 dividing the date 1896
Edge Description: plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Artist: Thomas Brock - 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 3942 Pages

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