Great Britain 1740 3 pence

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Heritage sale 3042, part of lot 33320
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was part of lot 33320 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), which sold for $493.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "George II Four Coin Maundy Set 1740 AU. Youthful portrait of the king. Choice Almost Uncirculated with resplendent luster." Silver threepence of George II were struck 1729-46 and 1760 for Maundy sets and circulation. The denomination is still struck for the Maundy sets.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.50 g, .925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 569, S-3716, KM-MDS49 (set).


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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