What is the value of a 1918 silver threepenny coin?


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The threepence coin or "thrupenny bit", was a denomination of currency used throughout England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland until decimalization of British Sterling and Irish Pound in 1971.

Expressed in writing as 3d, it first appeared during the reign of King Edward VI (1547-1553) and was worth a quarter of a shilling (a shilling being worth 12 pence).

The early 20th century threepence would have been issued in the reign of King George, a period of time which saw the silver content of coins reduced from Sterling Silver to various combinations of silver, copper, nickel, and zinc.

Luckily, the 1918 Threepence coin was one of the last to be minted in Sterling Silver, uncirculated and in a perfect condition this could fetch the owner up to £12 GBP. If it has been circulated, but remains in a relatively good condition, it could fetch anything in the range of £1 - £3 GBP.

These values are not set in stone and can vary, they are based upon the principle that the coin you have is the best in its grade, and in mint condition. However prices may be significantly lower as varying demand for the coin and larger economic factors must be taken into account.

Visiting a coin dealer would give you a more accurate valuation, and possibly a vendor to sell the coin. R. Ingram coins, based in the UK, specialize in selling and buying coins on the Internet and can be found at the following website - www.ringhamcoins.com
Alternatively eBay lists a number of auctions selling the 1918 threepence coin, with prices starting from 0.79 GBP.

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