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It is generally accepted that from 1727
coins were minted just for the maundy ceremony.
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For many of the early years only the silver
penny was used in maundy services.
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1731 was the date when
it was first recorded that
all four coins were used
in the maundy ceremony.
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The first maundy coin was Scottish.It was a 4d from James1V.
Only two specimens are known.One is held in
The British Museum.The other in the National
Museum of Antiquities.
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Maundy coins since 1822 remain legal tender.
Their value is the stated value in new pence.
WHO SELECTS THE PEOPLE WHO RECEIVE MAUNDY MONEY EACH YEAR?
GENERALLY THE OFFICIALS AT THE CATHEDRAL WHERE THE SERVICE IS HELD.THERE ARE SOMETIMES EXCEPTIONS TO THIS.
Maundy thursday
can fall at anytime
 from22nd March
 to the 25th April.
 

The 1936 maundy distribution was made by
the uncrowned Edward V111 on the 9th April
1936.
He subsequently abdicated on the 10th December
1936 before his coronation.
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The 1936 maundy has the head of GeorgeV on it.
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Gold Maundy  Sets

1795 -
2 known ?
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1831
  Mintage 12 ?
    5-10 known.
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1838 -Mintage 5-10
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1953
Three sets known ( one in Japan ?).
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 2002 -Elizabeth 11  
  Jubilee
Mintage 2002

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Maundy thursday is also known as:
Kiss thursday
Birthday of the chalice
Birthday of the Eucharist.
Holy thursday(Europe)
Antlatz-Tag(Austria)
Green thursday(germany)
White thursday.
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Maundy sets are very cheap compared to
other coins based on mintage numbers.
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The 4d ( Groat ) was first issued as
an experiment in 1279.It was introduced
as general currency from 1351
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The 3d ( Quarter shilling ) was introduced as currency in 1551
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Th 2d ( Half groat ) was introduced as currency from 1351.
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From 1727 coins were produced solely for the maundy ceremonies
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From 1957 a recipient at a maundy service is only allowed to attend once in their lifetime.
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1911 Proof Sets - if you look at the maundy set included you will find it is not proof and the same as all other maundy sets issued that year . There is though a slight variation to the 4d where the rim has a slightly different shape.
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  Copper Maundy Sets
   1952 - One known
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               Silver Maundy Sets
Most maundy sets were of course silver.
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Cases were not normally given to maundy money recipients.They were sold separately for the benefit of the Royal Mint Self Help Society later known as the Royal Mint Provident Society
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1892 Maundy Set case

Hunt & Roskell London jewelers produced the maundy money from early 1852 to 1870s .
The  Jubilee bust was not used on Queen Victorias  maundy money of 1887 as the ceremony was some weeks before the jubilee.
Prior to the reign of William & Mary ( 1688-1694) only men or only women received maundy gifts according to the sex of the current monarch of the time. 
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1831 3d - Obverse shows bust of 2d.Maundy 3d from 1845-1926 were indistinguishable from the silver 3d in ordinary circulation.
1697 4d - believed to be unique.
1765 George 111 4d,3d & 2d are probably some of the most difficult to find and extremely expensive in any condition.No 1d was made that year.
1921-1946 Silver content reduced.
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Since 1957 a recipient at a maundy service is only allowed to attend once in their lifetime.1935 was King George V jubilee.A large number of maundy coins were bought by American visitors.
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Milled maundy coins were made from Charles 11 reign.
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The maundy service is only held in London every 10 years.Maundy thursday is the thursday before easter sunday
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Maundy services not only take place in England but also several other European countries.
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1927 was the first time the maundy and currency 3d were of different design.The currency 3d changed that year.In 1837 King William 1V agreed to pay recipients 30 shillings in lieu of provisions as he found that previously they were being sold for less than they cost.
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The design for the reverse of the maundy money is a crowned numeral in a wreath of oak leaves.This has been the same design since Charles 11.
                     Please email any additions to this section.
In 1960 the Queen mother distributed the maundy money as it was at the time of the birth of Prince Andrew.-----------------------------------
If you want to attend a maundy service you have to apply in writing to Royal Almonary,Buckingham Palace,London,England.
1964 the Princess Royal distributed the maundy money on behalf of Queen Elizabeth 11.From Edward 11 to William & Mary the sovereign used to attend the maundy service every year.
From 1698 to 1931 no sovereign took part in the maundy ceremony.Dr Rowan Williams Archbishop of Canterbury performed the washing of the feet ceremony in 2003 ----------- the first time in over 400 years.
The Cook islands issued a maundy set in 2002.It was the only issue of maundy coins outside the UK.
1961 was the first maundy service with 100% attendance.
Edward V111
insisted his portrait faced to the left,the same as his father.This was the end of the custom of changing the direction for each succesive monarch.Tradition had been in place since Charles11.
Why is th 1953 maundy set worth
substantially more than similar years
as mintage numbers (1025) about the same ?.

This was the coronation year for Queen Elizabeth 11 and not many sets come onto the market.Also in the legend it has BRITT OMN which is unique compared to rest of series.
All maundy coins are rare and are very undervalued at the present time.
Mintage of maundy
sets were limited in
number from 1909.

Where was the Maundy ceremony held in 1998  ?           


       Answer : Portsmouth Cathedral




                         


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