Silver coin; Denomination: Threepence
Royal Mint, London
George III (1760-1820)
This issue is called "Wire Money" due to the thin form of the numeral on the reverse. Grueber (p.151) considers these to be Maundy Money but Skingley (p.404-406) seems to only consider them to be Maundy issues if part of a Maundy set - 4d., 3d., 2d. and 1d all of the same date.
Laureate and draped bust of the King facing right; around, GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA
At centre a numeral 3 with a small crown above and the date 1792 below; around, MAG BRI FR ET HIB REX.
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
17 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.454 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3754 Pages