The last ever Thru'penny Bit

The beloved Threepence, immortalised in pure gold

The Changing Face of British Coinage

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On 15th February 1971, Britain went decimal. Gone forever were our much-loved crowns, shillings, and pence - no longer were there 240 pence in a pound.  Today, the old coinage of which we were so fond has almost disappeared from our memories.  Whether you remember the good old pre-decimal days with affection or are looking to share the fascination of coin collecting with friends, family or even future generations, The Changing Faces of British Coinage Set is an eternal reminder of a time when our currency was unique in the world.

  • Type: Collection
  • Availability: Available
Price: £ 9.95

The beloved Threepence, immortalised in pure Gold
The Thru’penny Bit is just the first coin in a prestigious set of historic coins - The Changing Face of British Coinage - Queen Elizabeth II Pre-decimal Edition. This original coin, now 80 years old, has been preserved for posterity, layered with pure 24 carat Gold with the main design gloriously accented in red, white and blue - the colours of the Union Flag. This is a delicate and time-consuming process, one that makes the Pre-decimal Threepence even more special. A fitting tribute to our nation’s heritage.

The coin features a design of a Tudor chained portcullis – a badge of government - with chains and a coronet. The portcullis was first used on the overseas or trade coinage of Queen Elizabeth I. This exceptional design which was inherited by the 1p piece after decimalisation and remains on the coin today, as well as being the badge of the Palace of Westminster.

Complete Collections are always more valuable
By ordering The Golden Portcullis Threepence, each of the remaining eight coins in the Changing Face of British Coinage Collection will be sent to you at monthly intervals, for just £29.95 each, always on approval and without obligation, simply chose which coins you wish to keep. This enables you to build the collection you want, at your own pace, without the worry of missing out.

FREE Collector’s Folder
When you order The Golden Portcullis Threepence, you will also receive the official Collector's Presentation Folder, which stores and displays your coins safely and elegantly. It includes a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing the specifications. Together they provide important historical background information about British heritage coins.

An enduring piece of history that is sure to be treasured.
Minted at the start of Her Majesty’s reign, these are coins that, quite literally, belong to a bygone era when money still had ‘the look’ of money. Don’t miss this opportunity to literally hold a piece of our history in your hands.In this, the Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee year, nothing could be more timely than securing the complete set of coins from the start of her reign.

Price: £ 9.95
Original coins layered in 24 carat gold
6.8g | 9.4g | 5.7g | 5.7g | 2.8g | 14.1g | 2.8g | 11.3g | 5.7g
22mm | 31mm | 24mm | 24mm | 19mm | 32mm | 20mm | 28.5mm | 25mm
Country of Issue:
Great Britain
Threepence | Penny | Shilling English Reverse | Shilling Scottish Reverse | Sixpence | Half Crown | Farthing | Florin | Halfpenny
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