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Edward VIII trial cupro-nickel threepence

Museum number

RMM 45

Country

United Kingdom

Ruler

Edward VIII (1936)

Object name

coin

trial

Denomination

threepence

Date

Design

position:

obverse

summary:

uncrowned portrait of George V to left

inscription:

GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:

position:

reverse

summary:

nine concentric circles

inscription:

Designer

obverse:

Bertram Mackennal

reverse:

Mint

Tower Hill

Material

cupro-nickel

Dimensions

edge:

plain

weight:

4.18 g

die axis:

Acquisition

J. Giordano

Acquisition date

1.8.2002

Archive reference

Royal Mint File 9/MUS/029/0006

Specimen reference

Standard reference

Giordano T21

General comments

Although bearing the portrait of George V, RMM 45 was struck after the accession of Edward VIII and has been included here as part of the story of the development of the nickel-brass threepence.