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Edward VIII pattern nickel-brass threepence, 1937

Museum number

RMM 42

Country

United Kingdom

Ruler

Edward VIII (1936)

Object name

coin

pattern

Denomination

threepence

Date

1937

Design

position:

obverse

summary:

uncrowned portrait of Edward VIII to left

inscription:

EDWARDVS VIII D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP.

position:

reverse

summary:

thrift plant with three flowers

inscription:

THREE PENCE

1937

Designer

obverse:

Thomas Humphrey Paget

reverse:

Percy Metcalfe

Mint

Tower Hill

Material

nickel-brass

Dimensions

edge:

plain

weight:

6.57 g

die axis:

360

Acquisition

Deputy Master's office (Tower Hill)

Acquisition date

5.11.1970

Archive reference

Royal Mint File 2/214/1

Specimen reference

Standard reference

Peck 2366*

Giordano P4a

General comments

Lacquered obverse. On long-term loan to British Museum since 7 March 1973 (Royal Mint File 3/099/104).