Great Britain 1909 3 pence

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Stack's Bowers 2020 ANA sale, part of lot 22742

This specimen was part of lot 22742 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Las Vegas, August 2020), where it sold for $204. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Maundy Set, Pence to 4 Pence (4 Pieces), 1909. Average Grade: UNCIRCULATED. Set is lustrous and richly toned. Sold with original display case." Maundy sets reached a peak of popularity in Edward's reign and were minted in considerable numbers. By 1909, the novelty had worn off and the sales were down; still, this set is not rare. The threepence was the only coin of the four that still circulated.

Recorded mintage: 1,983 plus 4,565,000 for circulaton.

Specification: 1.41 g, 0.925 fine silver, 16.1 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 797.2, set: S-3985; KM-MDS166.


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