1/3 Farthing, Issued by Malta, 1902
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Bare head of the king facing right; around, EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:; the artist's initials DES below neck
Within an oak wreath and below the Imperial crown, ONE THIRD / FARTHING / 1902
The uncrowned head of Edward VII is unusual on coins struck for colonial circulation, other than those for India this is the only case.
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 11 Jan 1978
Type of item
16 mm (Outside Diameter), 0.934 g (Weight)
Pridmore 14 KM#791 (under Great Britain)
[Book] Pridmore, Fred. 1960. The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations Part 1, European Territories.
[Book] Hocking, William J. 1906. Catalogue of the Coins, Tokens, Medals, Dies and Seals in the Museum of the Royal Mint., 253-254 Pages
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2009. 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000., 960 Pages