Great Britain 1835 3 pence

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This silver three pence or "thrup'ny bit" was struck during the reign of William IV, king of Britain 1830-37. The type was struck 1831-37 tho the 1831-33 dates were struck only for the Maundy sets. The type is not easy to find.

Recorded mintage: 2,904 struck for Maundy sets plus 491,000 struck for circulation.

Specification: 1.41 g, .925 fine silver, .042 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 710.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Rayner, P. Alan, and Maurice Bull, English Silver Coinage from 1649, 6th Ed., London: Spink & Son, 2015.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.

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