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UK three pence 1925 - fake or trial?
« on: November 22, 2020, 10:04:46 PM »


Here is a curiosity, a 1925 version of a coin that wasn't issued until 1927, the UK acorn threepence. Could it be a trial? Or is it a fake?

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Re: UK three pence 1925 - fake or trial?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2020, 10:27:23 PM »
It would appear to be a pattern,
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Re: UK three pence 1925 - fake or trial?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2020, 11:21:16 PM »
Thank you - you found that very quickly. Apparently the pattern is made of nickel, whereas, when issued in 1927, the coin was 50% silver.
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Re: UK three pence 1925 - fake or trial?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2020, 09:28:41 PM »
I didn't check my Davies but there were a few similar patterns in that era to test the alloy changes.
Nice coin anyway.