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.
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:
Within an open oak wreath and below a crown, the numeral 3 dividing the date 1887
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
16 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.403 g (Weight)
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