Proof 5 Cents, Issued by, Canada, 1875
Minted by Royal Mint, London

Sometimes considered a pattern, in 1875 the 5 cent circulation coins were all struck with the H mint mark, for Heaton & Sons, Birmingham.

Obverse Description

Laureate head of the Queen facing left; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA; below, CANADA

Reverse Description

At centre within a sweet maple wreath in three lines, 5 CENTS 1875; above, a crown

Edge Description



This coin was supplied to the Melbourne Mint for inclusion in its display at the 1880 International Exhibition. After the Exhibition closed it was retained and was used again for the 1888 Centennial International Exhibition.

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