Threepence

 

 

The threepence is the smallest of all the commonwealth coins. Until 1945 it was minted from sterling silver. Like most silver coins, from 1946 on quad alloy was used. The threepence was minted between the years 1910 and 1964. The first coins were minted in London but from 1916 on most were produced at the Melbourne mint. From 1924-1926 some threepences were also struck in the Sydney mint. During the second world war an increased demand for coinage resulted in some threepence coins being produced in the Denver and San Francisco mints. In 1951 the London Royal Mint struck around 40 million coins.

 

Example Values of the Australian Threepence

The following prices are for some of the most sought after examples of threepence coins. Coins minted in other years are also of value, those listed below are simply the “cream of the crop”. These prices are only a guide to possible marketplace values. There will be fluctuations in the actual marketplace. Prices will also vary depending on the condition of the coin. All values are listed in Australian dollars.

Year

Average Condition

Uncirculated Condition

1911

10

575

1912

20

2250

1914

25

1500

1915

50

3000

1916

10

1100

1918

5

425

1919

5

450

1920

5

1350

1921

10

1500

1922/21*

12000

100000

1923

15

2650

1924

5

950

1934/33**

50

2100

1942

1-25

25-2250

*1922/1 overdate coins. Only 800 thought to exist.
**1934/3 overdate coins.

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