1937 GB & Northern Ireland brass threepence (The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin).

O’Brien Coin Guide: GB & Northern Ireland Brass Threepence (George VI)

Background: By the end of George V’s reign the threepence had become unpopular in England because of its small size but it remained popular in Scotland. It was consequently decided to introduce a more substantial ‘thru’penny bit’ which would have a more convenient weight/value ratio than the silver coinage. The silver threepence continued to be…

1937 GB & Ireland Pattern Threepence (Edward VIII) in nickel brass

O’Brien Coin Guide: GB & Ireland Brass Threepence (Edward VIII)

Background By the end of George V’s reign the threepence had become unpopular in England because of its small size. Although it was still popular in Scotland, the government of the day decided to introduce a more substantial thru’penny bit which would have a more convenient weight/value ratio than the silver coinage. The silver threepence…

1927 Irish Free State, Pattern Threepence, 1927, by P. Morbiducci, in bronze, The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland

Irish Coin Daily: 1927 Pattern Threepence (in Bronze) by Publio Morbiducci

Date: 1927 Description:     Country: Ireland Category: Irish Free State / Saorstát Éireann Pattern Notes: This is a ‘pattern’ coin entered by the Roman sculptor Publio Morbiducci (1889-1963) for the competition to design Ireland’s new money in 1928. Although unsuccessful, Morbiducci’s designs are considered to be some of the finest in terms of their…

Edward VI. 1547-1553. BI Threepence (19mm, 0.99 g, 6h). In the name and types of Henry VIII. Dublin mint. Struck 1547-circa 1550. Crowned and mantled bust facing slightly right / Coat-of-arms over long cross fourchée. SCBC 6489. Good Fine, toned, ragged edge.

Irish Coin Daily: Edward VI’s Irish Threepence, in the name and image of Henry VIII

Date: c. 1547-50? Description: Edward VI (1547-53), coinage in the name of Henry VIII, Threepence, (19mm, 0.99 g, 6h). Struck 1547-circa 1550. / . SCBC 6489. Good Fine, toned, ragged edge. Good Fine (gF) Scarce Obverse: Posthumous old head of Henry VIII coinage, Bust of early London Tower style facing semi right HENRIC’ 8 D’ G’…