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Australian Threepence (3d) Types


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The 3D, threepence, three pennies, thrupence - slang was Trey or Tray - produced from 1910 to 1964.

1910 is a one year type of Edward VII

From 1911 to 1936 the same coat of arms was used on the Reverse and in 1938 the Reverse with 3 heads of wheat was introduced and remained until end of production in 1964.

The key to the series is the rare 1921/22 overdate which I have managed to get a friend's photo of one.

There are different obverses for Edward VII, George V, 2 for George VI (with and without IND:IMP) and 2 for Elizabeth (with and without defender of the Faith)

The Mints have included London, Melbourne, San Francisco and Denver

Starting off with old baldy we have the 1910

Obv - Edward VII

1910ThreepenceObv.jpg

Reverse

1910ThreepenceRev.jpg

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George V type

 

Obv - George V

1918M3DObv.jpg

 

Reverse

1918M3DRev.jpg

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George VI type 1

 

Obv - George VI - has Ind:Imp in legend

1938_3dObv.jpg

 

Reverse - change of Reverse from Coat of Arms to wheat stalks

1938_3dRev.jpg

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George V Obverse type 2

 

Obv - George V IND:IMP has been removed following India's Independence

 

1951_3dObv.jpg

 

Reverse

1951_3dRev.jpg

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During the Second world war threepences were produced at Melbourne and in the US at the San Francisco and Denver

 

Mints in 1942 and 1943.

The coins are distinguished by : no Mintmark for Melb, D for denver and S for san Francisco

 

These are the 1942 Threepences

Melbourne Reverse

1942M_3dRev.jpg

 

Denver Reverse

1942D_Rev.jpg

 

San Francisco Reverse

1942S_3dRev.jpg

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The 1943 Threepences

 

These are the 1943 Threepences

Melbourne Reverse

1943M_3dRev.jpg

 

Denver Reverse

1943D_3dRev.jpg

 

San Francisco Reverse

1943S_3dRev.jpg

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Threepences were also produced in London in 1951 and are mint marked PL - generally the strike is much better on the coins and the planchets were better prepared

 

London

1951PL_3dRev.jpg

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There are two types of Elizabethe II obverses - with and without the Defender of the faith in the Legend.

1953 and 1954 do not have F:D, 55 to 64 have F:D in the top left of the legend

 

Without

1953_3dObv.jpg

 

With

1964_3dObv.jpg

 

Rev

1964_3dRev.jpg

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Just for fun here are a few 3d errors and varieties

 

1917 Three legged emu

1917ThreeLeggedEmu.jpg

 

1927 Die crack Obv

1927DieCrk3DObv.jpg

 

1927 Die crack Rev

1927DieCrk3DRevDtl.jpg

 

 

1942M die crack - the 1942 M is a scarce coin in any grade

1942m3dDieCrackRevAto2.jpg

 

1942d die crack - three legged emu

1942D3LeggedEmu.jpg

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some more errors

1953 Die Clash

1953ThreepenceDieClash.jpg

 

1960 Broadstrike Obv

1960Broadstrike3dObv.jpg

 

1960 Broadstrike rev

1960broadstrike3dRev.jpg

 

1963 Misstrike obv

1963_3dMisstrikeObv.jpg

 

1963 Misstrike Rev

1963_3dMisstrikeRev.jpg

 

1963 Missing Nose - probably a worn die

1963ThreepenceNosemissing.jpg

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and last but not least - the two overdates of the series 1934/33 and the extremely rare 1922/21

 

1922/21 Obv

Pras1922_o.JPG

 

1922/21 Overdate rev

Pras1922_r.JPG

 

1934/33 Rev

34-33Overdate3drev.jpg

 

1934/33 Overdate rev detail

34-33Overdate3ddetail.jpg

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And a Brockage

1944s 3d - the normal reverse of a full reverse brockage coin

1944s3dBrockageRev.jpg

 

1944s 3d - full reverse brockage detail

1944s3dBrockageDtl.jpg

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