O’Brien Coin Guide: GB & Ireland Silver Threepences of Edward VII


Introduction:

The silver threepences of Edward VII are very popular amongst collectors and a full set set is relatively easy to complete. There are no major varieties and even the silver proof of 1902 is readily available.

Silver Threepence: Edward VII

  • Alloy: Sterling Silver (92.5% silver)
  • Weight: 1.41g
  • Diameter: 16mm
  • Edge: Plain
1902 Edward VII silver threepence

1902 Edward VII silver threepence

Obverse:

  • Bare head of King Edward VII facing right
    • Legend:
      • EDWARDVS VII D:G:BRITT:OMN:REX F:D:IND:IMP:
    • Full text in Latin:
      • EDWARDVS VII DEI GRATIA BRITANNIARUM OMNIUM REX FIDEI DEFENSOR INDIAE IMPERATOR
    • Translation:
      • Edward the Seventh, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India
  • Designer / Engraver: George De Saulles

Reverse

  • Royal crown above the number ‘3’, with the date divided to either side.
  • A wreath with a bow at the base surrounds the main design
  • Designer / Engraver: Jean Merlen

Mintage & Market Values:

1902-1910 Edward VII Silver Threepence - Mintage & Market Values

1902-1910 GB & Ireland Edward VII Silver Threepence – Mintage & Market Values

 

 

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