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The Elizabeth II 1965 Maundy Set is composed of four silver coins – fourpenny, threepenny, twopenny and one penny pieces – all sharing the same date. This set is a rare collection of official Maundy pieces, traditionally presented in an undated case. The tradition of British monarchs distributing Maundy money began in 1662 during the reign of Charles II when undated hammered coins were bestowed upon recipients. In 1670, the practice evolved into issuing dated sets featuring all four coins. 

Notably, the essence of Maundy money has remained remarkably constant since 1670, with the coins used for the Maundy service continuing to be struck in 925 sterling silver. This 1965 issue showcases the youthful portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, as depicted by Mary Gillick on the obverse of the coins. On the reverse, a crowned numeral is encompassed by a wreath, a design with historical roots tracing back to the reign of William III and Mary II.

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Year 1965
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Elizabeth II Maundy 1 Penny

Specification Value
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 0.470g
Diameter 11.00mm
Obverse Designer Mary Gillick
Pure Metal Type Silver
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Elizabeth II Maundy 2 Pence

Specification Value
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 0.940g
Diameter 13.00mm
Obverse Designer Mary Gillick
Pure Metal Type Silver
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Elizabeth II Maundy 3 Pence

Specification Value
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 1.410g
Diameter 16.00mm
Obverse Designer Mary Gillick
Pure Metal Type Silver
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Elizabeth II Maundy 4 Pence

Specification Value
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 1.890g
Diameter 18.00mm
Obverse Designer Mary Gillick
Pure Metal Type Silver
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