Proof 1 Cent, Issued by, New Brunswick, Canada, 1861
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Laureate bust of the Queen facing left; around, VICTORIA D:G: BRIT: REG: F:D:
Within a wreath of roses and mayflowers, a beaded circle around a crown above the date 1861; around above, ONE CENT; below, NEW BRUNSWICK
This coin was provided to the Melbourne Mint by the Royal Mint, London to be part of the mint's exhibit at the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition. It was retained after that exhibition closed and was used again in the 1888 Centennial International Exhibition.
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
25 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.64 g (Weight)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.