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1910 Threepence


The threepence series started in 1910 in the last year of Edward VII's reign and was struck at the Royal
Mint in London. The
reverse features the Coat of Arms with ADVANCE AUSTRALIA across the scroll, THREEPENCE up the top and the year of issue down the bottom. The
obverse features King Edward VII facing to the right with the
legend, EDWARDVS VII D : G : BRITT : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP (Edward VII, by the grace of god, ruler and king of Britain, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India).

The 1910 is one of the most common threepence, much more common than any George V issue. This is due in part to its high initial
mintage, over 8 million, a necessarily high figure in order to meet the coinage demand of the nation, but also due to the fact that the design is different; Lasting just one year, the 1910 threepence's unique design ensured that many were hoarded. Consequently the coin is very common in
mint state and an easy slot to fill for the
type set collector.

The coin is usually quite well struck up though some strike weakness is often found on the
obverse, in particular around the center of the design as in the below illustration.

Softly struck 1910 threepence
Softly struck 1910 threepence

The strike weakness tends to only affect the
obverse indicating that it is due to the uneven weight distribution of the design rather than
die wear or filling.
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Mintage
2,032,034
Reverse Designer
W. H. J. Blakemore
Obverse Designer
George W. De Saules
Weight
1.41 grams
Size
17 mm
Composition
Silver: 92.5%
Copper: 7.5%
Bullion Value
$0.99
1910  Threepence Reverse
Reverse

1910  Threepence Reverse
Obverse

Values

Grade Value AUD
F12 $2
VF20 $5
XF40 $10
AU50 $16
AU53 $20
AU55 $26
AU58 $50
MS62 $75
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Currently Available

Australia Edward VII - 1910 Threepence Current Bid: $575.00 (11 bids)
Estimate: $1000 - $1250
Bidders: 6
Lot 111 PCGS MS66 20 days
NumisBid Auction #32
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07-May-2014 7:30 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
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Australia Edward VII - 1910 Threepence Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $20 - $24
Bidders: 1
Lot 427 Uncertified about Extremely Fine 22 days
NumisBid Auction #32
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09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Edward VII - 1910 Threepence Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $20 - $24
Bidders: 1
Lot 9024 Uncertified about Extremely Fine 43 days
NumisBid Auction #33
Other Australian Coins
30-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013

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Glossary

  • mint - a facility that produces coins
  • reverse - The tails side of the coin
  • obverse - The heads side of the coin
  • legend - The inscription around the inner edge of the coin
  • mintage - The number of coins struck of a particular designation
  • mint state - A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulation
  • type set - A collection consisting of one coin of each type and possibly variety
  • die - A cylindrical punch with an inverted impression of a coin's design used to strike the coin

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