Sunday, 26 March 2017

The Royal Mint New £1 Coin and 1937 Threepenny Bit 80th Birthday Gift Set

The Royal Mint have created a coin collection of the new £1 coin and the old threepenny bit. The new coin is dated 2017 for the year of it's introduction. And the threepenny bit is dated 1937 as the year when the three sided coin first entered circulation.


I'm reliably informed the threepenny bit was called a thrupenny bit and I think this collection would make a lovely 80th birthday gift.



The old, smaller threepenny coins were known to be popular with savers and the design incorporates a play on words – the idea of ‘thrift’ which was also a strong wartime message in the 1940s when the economy was suffering.

History seems to be repeating itself so we may start hoarding these new coins!

The Royal Mint New £1 Coin and 1937 Threepenny Bit 80th Birthday Gift Set.

£20.00 at The Royal Mint.


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