A threepence coin is a historical British coin worth one-eightieth of a pound sterling. The coin was worth the same as three pence. There were 12 pence in 1 shilling and 20 shillings in 1 pound, so there were 240 pence in 1 pound. According to the Royal Mint Museum, a threepence coin would probably be worth 14.4 pence in today's money.Know More
The threepence coin was part of the British currency system, before Great Britain switched to a decimal based currency system in 1971. Threepence coins were minted in Great Britain from 1547 to 1970. The coin was made in silver and nickel-brass at different times. The front of the coin has a profile of the monarch in power when the coin was minted.
The back has had various designs over the years. For example, the reverse of an Elizabeth II threepence coin has a Tudor portcullis with chains and a coronet on it. The silver threepence coins produced during George VI's reign show an image of the shield of St. George lying on a Tudor rose. Many of the British threepence coins were minted with a twelve-sided shape, instead of the typical circle. Threepence coins can be sold for a wide variety of prices depending on their age, design and condition.Learn more in Coins & Currency
According to the Royal Mint, the British 2-pence coin is currently made from copper-plated steel. When it was originally introduced in 1971, the composition was 97 percent copper, 2.5 percent zinc and 0.5 percent tin.Full Answer >
An old three pence piece is worth face value at around 3 pennies. It is an obsolete coin in the United Kingdom and is even more obsolete in the United States.Full Answer >
The back of a 2-pence coin does not feature any fruit. The current design of the coin displays a portion of the Royal Shield showing the Lion Rampant from the Royal Banner of Scotland. Past designs do not depict any fruit on the back or front either.Full Answer >
A 20-pence piece with no date is worth between £25 and £50, according to Token Publishing. The coins were issued in error by the Royal Mint in November 2008. Less than 250,000 were minted.Full Answer >