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New Military Coins from The Royal Mint
ENGRAVED IN HISTORY
New Military Coins from The Royal Mint
ENGRAVED IN HISTORY

Maundy money refers to the coins given to elderly people by the monarch in a ceremony that drew inspiration from the Bible when Jesus Christ washed the feet of his disciples on the day before Good Friday. The first Maundy money ceremony took place in the reign of Charles II, when the king gave people undated hammered coins in 1662. The coins, struck especially for the occasion, were a four penny, three penny, two penny and one penny piece. In 1670 the king began giving out a dated set of all four coins.

Maundy money has remained much the same since 1670, with the coins used for the Maundy ceremony traditionally being struck in sterling silver. A Maundy set still consists of four small silver coins, but in 1971, at the time of decimalisation, the face values of the coins were changed from old to new pence.

Specification

Specification Value
Year 1968
Specification Value

Elizabeth II Maundy 1 Penny

Specification Value
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 0.47g
Diameter 11.00mm
Obverse Designer Mary Gillick
Pure Metal Type Silver
Specification Value

Elizabeth II Maundy 2 Pence

Specification Value
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 0.94g
Diameter 13.00mm
Obverse Designer Mary Gillick
Pure Metal Type Silver
Specification Value

Elizabeth II Maundy 3 Pence

Specification Value
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 1.41g
Diameter 16.00mm
Obverse Designer Mary Gillick
Pure Metal Type Silver
Specification Value

Elizabeth II Maundy 4 Pence

Specification Value
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 1.89g
Diameter 18.00mm
Obverse Designer Mary Gillick
Pure Metal Type Silver
Specification Value
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