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

There were two forms of threepence, the currency issue like this piece, and a special piece for the Maundy Thursday ceremonies - both numeral 3 on the reverse but the Maundy issues have a proof-like finish. The threepence was first issued for circulation in Britain 1845, earlier pieces were for Colonial use only.

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 1900

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