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Old 11 March 2016, 13:55   #1
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Thrupenny Bits!!!

Found these blocking a Searider hull today...

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Old 11 March 2016, 14:07   #2
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Well. that's cheap plug!

I thought thrupenny bits were multi-sided, not round or am I thinking of some other coinage from my childhood?
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Old 11 March 2016, 14:22   #3
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Well. that's cheap plug!

I thought thrupenny bits were multi-sided, not round or am I thinking of some other coinage from my childhood?
I think later on they were but these are dated 1916 and 1940
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1916 is probably made of silver. Doesn't make it a cheap plug!!
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Credit to Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threepence_(British_coin)

Early 20th century
The currency threepence was issued for each of the nine years of the reign of King Edward VII from 1902. The reverse design remained the same, while the obverse showed the right-facing effigy of the king, with the inscription EDWARDVS VII D G BRITT OMN REX F D IND IMP.

The reign of King George V (19101936) features several changes to the threepence denomination. As with all British silver coins, the silver content was reduced from sterling (0.925) silver to 50% silver, 40% copper, 10% nickel in 1920, 50% silver, 50% copper in 1922, and 50% silver, 40% copper, 5% nickel, 5% zinc in 1927, while the design of the reverse of the circulating threepence (but not the maundy threepence) was completely changed in 1927 to three oak sprigs with three acorns and a "G" in the centre, and the inscription THREE PENCE date. The inscription on the obverse throughout the reign was GEORGIVS V D G BRITT OMN REX F D IND IMP.

The threepences of King Edward VIII were all patterns awaiting royal approval at the time of the abdication in December 1936. The silver threepence had another completely new reverse three interlinked rings of Saint Edmund, with the inscription FID DEF IND IMP 1937 THREE PENCE, while the obverse shows a left-facing effigy of the king with the inscription EDWARDVS VIII D G BR OMN REX and a very small silver engravement.
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Credit to Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threepence_(British_coin)

Early 20th century
The currency threepence was issued for each of the nine years of the reign of King Edward VII from 1902. The reverse design remained the same, while the obverse showed the right-facing effigy of the king, with the inscription EDWARDVS VII D G BRITT OMN REX F D IND IMP.

The reign of King George V (19101936) features several changes to the threepence denomination. As with all British silver coins, the silver content was reduced from sterling (0.925) silver to 50% silver, 40% copper, 10% nickel in 1920, 50% silver, 50% copper in 1922, and 50% silver, 40% copper, 5% nickel, 5% zinc in 1927, while the design of the reverse of the circulating threepence (but not the maundy threepence) was completely changed in 1927 to three oak sprigs with three acorns and a "G" in the centre, and the inscription THREE PENCE date. The inscription on the obverse throughout the reign was GEORGIVS V D G BRITT OMN REX F D IND IMP.

The threepences of King Edward VIII were all patterns awaiting royal approval at the time of the abdication in December 1936. The silver threepence had another completely new reverse three interlinked rings of Saint Edmund, with the inscription FID DEF IND IMP 1937 THREE PENCE, while the obverse shows a left-facing effigy of the king with the inscription EDWARDVS VIII D G BR OMN REX and a very small silver engravement.

Oh my!!! I've just realised that the king was facing forwards on each side
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Maybe a good luck thing
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Ha Ha bit off topic but it reminds me of a horse that I did once the owner had just bought it and its feet where in a poor way and had been filled with paper mache and body filler 😳
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Ha Ha bit off topic but it reminds me of a horse that I did once the owner had just bought it and its feet where in a poor way and had been filled with paper mache and body filler ��
An Old pal of mine's Father was a slightly dodgy used car dealer. Trading Standards had the 'Old Man', as he was known to us all, up in court for selling an old knacker with a new MOT. It turned out that one sill had been plodded up with body filler and then covered up with underseal. The Old Man stated that the 'repair' had been carried out before he had bought the car and that he had no knowledge of it. The Trading standards bod then countered, by stating that the screwed up pages of the West Briton (local paper) that they'd pulled out of the sill were dated the day before the MOT issue date and that he'd owned the car for 2 weeks prior to the MOT being carried out. .
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