1900 Threepence – Victoria


The 1900 Threepence - Victoria

Silver threepence of Queen Victoria. Similar in design to the Maundy threepence but the Maundy coin is more like a proof. Diameter 16mm. SCBC: 3942.

The Reverse shows a Crown with an open oak wreath around. Large '3' in centre splits the date.

The Obverse shows a portrait of Queen Victoria Old Head by Thomas Brock, initials 'T.B.' below bust. Legend is "VICTORIA . DEI . GRATIA . BRITT . REGINA FID . DEF . IND . IMP".

Image credit: Museums Victoria


Mintage: 106,000,000 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1900 ?
Queen Victoria is Monarch, Prime Minister is Robert Cecil, Marquess of Salisbury (Conservative). British Forces are engaged in the Second Boer War. The Daily Express newspaper is published for the first time. Winston Churchill is elected Member of Parliament for Oldham. The horse Diamond Jubilee wins the English Triple Crown by finishing first in the Epsom Derby, 2,000 Guineas and St Leger, ridden by Herbert Jones. 1900 is not a leap year, although 1896 and 1904 are; the rule is that century dates have to be divisable by 400.
Victoria (1837-1901)
Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India. Victoria ruled for 64 years, a record only recently surpassed by Queen Elizabeth II.
 
Victoria's parents were Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathern, and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. She married Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, who later became known as Prince Albert. Victoria had nine children, the eldest son succeeding her as Edward VII.


Victoria posed for a number of head portraits, but there are generally three major variants: Young Head (1838-1887) by William Wyon, RA; Jubilee Head (1887-1893) by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm and Old Head (1893-1901) by by Sir Thomas Brock.

General Description: Three Pence
The threepence, thruppence, or thruppenny bit is a British coin minted from 1547 up until decimalisation in 1970, although not every year. It was 3 'old' pence, a quarter of a shilling.

Originally silver, it became a 12-sided nickel-brass coin in 1937.
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.

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1838 TO 1901 VICTORIA SILVER THREE PENCES 3D CHOICE OF YEAR / DATE
1838 TO 1901 VICTORIA SILVER THREE PENCES 3D CHOICE OF YEAR / DATE
£ 3.99
1840 TO 1901 VICTORIA SILVER THREE PENCE - CHOICE OF YEAR / DATE
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£ 3.99
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VICTORIA YOUNG, JUBILEE & OLD HEAD, EDWARD VII 92.5% SILVER THREEPENCE 3d
£ 3.50
5 x Victoria Three Pence Coins 1885-1900
5 x Victoria Three Pence Coins 1885-1900
£ 8.50
Queen Victoria Threepence 3D Silver 1837-1901 Choose your date Auction 2
Queen Victoria Threepence 3D Silver 1837-1901 Choose your date Auction 2
£ 8.99
1900 VICTORIA SILVER THREEPENCE  ( .925 Silver )  British 3d Coin.   685
1900 VICTORIA SILVER THREEPENCE ( .925 Silver ) British 3d Coin. 685
£ 2.50
1900 SILVER COIN - THREEPENCE - QUEEN VICTORIA BEAUTIFUL COLLECTIBLE    #WT33105
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£ 8.99
1900 Victoria Silver Threepence Coin | British Coins | Pennies2Pounds
1900 Victoria Silver Threepence Coin | British Coins | Pennies2Pounds
£ 10.05

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