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.
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).
Within an open oak wreath and below a crown, the numeral 3 dividing the date 1896
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
16 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.418 g (Weight)
[Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
[Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3942 Pages