James II Coins – London Mint Threepence (3d) 1687


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Heading: James II coins – London mint threepence 1687

Denomination: Silver 3 pence (3d) also used as Maundy money

Period: Stuart

Date: 1687 over 6

Origin: London mint

Condition: VF/AVF worn die used for reverse

Obverse: Laureate head. left. legend around

Reverse: Crowned denomination mark (III) with legend around

Size and Weight: 18.5mm. 1.37g

References: S3415

Features and Provenance: James came to the throne in 1685 and only reigned for three years after which he was deposed during the ‘Glorious Revolution’ in 1688.

The small denominations were also used as Maundy money which was first given as arms for the poor in lieu of food and clothing and was given by the monarch’s official; the recipient then got this every year for life. Later. it was suggested that the monarch themselves gave out these coins. Nowadays. the coinage is given for good works in the community and recipients are chosen every year. The denominations are in 4. 3. 2 and 1 penny pieces and are given to the value of the monarch’s age in pennies.

Condition Summary. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades inbetween

Uncirculated (U). As struck with no traces of wear

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear. all parts of legend etc present. visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief. all parts of legend etc present. but maybe worn

Fine (F). Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible


Additional information

Weight50 g


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