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The British 1937 Edward VIII Threepence (silver or brass) was never issued into circulation since he abdicated prior to the release of coins bearing his name and likeness. It is currently thought that a few brass coins may have escaped during testing in vending machines.

The British 1937 George VI general circulation silver Threepence is not rare. There were over 8 million minted.

The British 1937 George VI Threepence (Matt Proof FDC - silver and brass) are both of the highest rarity.

The George VI 1937 brass threepences were mass produced and have little if any value.

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On a couple of occasions I have spotted the 1937 Edward VIII Brass Threepence up for sale (reverse design is different). Once in the SPINK CIRCULAR catalogue in 1990 for £28,000. More recently one has been up for sale at around the £35,000 mark. It is believed around 30-40 of these were struck and issued to manufacturers for testing purposes in cigarette machines. Some were not returned and these are those that are still around today.

In Manchester-based Colin Cooke's April 2011 catalogue item 644 is a Edward VIII Trial Die for the proposed nickel brass threepence. Dated 1936 with star of David in Centre and the obverse showing the word 'MODEL'. There are only 2 specimens believed known of this trial die and the dealer is asking £3,750 for it.

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When did the British brass Threepence come in to circulation?

The British nickel-brass Threepence was first issued for circulation in 1937 and last issued in 1967.

How many sides are there on a British Threepence?

The British nickel-brass Threepence minted from 1937 to 1967 has 2 sides, but it has 12 edges (dodecagonal).

What is the flower on the reverse of a British Threepence?

The flower on the reverse of the 1937 to 1951 Nickel-Brass 12 sided British Threepence is called a "Thrift plant" (Allium porrum).

What is the threepence with three interlocked signet rings on it?

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When was the British brass Threepence introduced?

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How many sides are there on a British threepenny coin?

The British brass Threepence issued from 1937 to 1967 inclusive has 12 sides.

What is the date of the rarest brass British Threepence coin?

No British brass Threepence is considered to be rare. The years when the fewest were minted are - 1949 - 464,000 minted 1946 - 620,734 minted

What is the value of a 1924 British Threepence?

There was no British 1924 Threepence issued for general circulation. A British 1924 50% silver Threepence (George V)(specimen finish) is considered extremely rare. A British 1924 Threepence (George V)(Proof in gold FDC) is considered of the highest rarity. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation.

What is the value of 1937 British threepence?

It depends on which threepence you are referring to and the condition. The most common 1937 threepence is the brass threepence, it has a thrift plant on the reverse and the coin itself is a brass coin with several sides and it is fairly thick. This coin is worth about a pound if uncirculated and about 15p or so if circulated. It is a common coin. The 1937 silver threepence is much smaller and very thin, it has a cross on a rose on the reverse. It is 50% silver and worth about 50p in scrap silver if heavily circulated and about a pound or two if in better condition. It also isn't a rare year, but the fact that it is made out of silver means it is worth quite a bit more.

What is a British Threepence coin made from?

Until 1920, the British Threepence was made from sterling (92.5%) silver. From 1920 until the silver Threepence was last issued in 1945, it was debased to 50% silver. In 1937, the Threepence was redesigned as a dodecagonal (12 sided) coin and was made from a brass-nickel alloy until it was last issued in 1967.

What is a 1943 British Threepence made from?

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