Proof 20 Cents, Issued by, Canada, 1871
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Other details: Sometimes considered a pattern as the 25 cents denomination had been introduced in 1870, the 20 cent coin was released for circulation only in 1858.
Laureate head of the Queen facing left; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA; below, CANADA
At centre within a sweet maple wreath in three lines, 20 CENTS 1871; above, a crown
Dr. Howat acquired this coin at the closure of the Sydney Mint in 1926. It had formed part of the Mint's exhibit at the 1879-80 Sydney International Exhibition being provided to the Mint by the Royal Mint, London for that purpose.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Dr William Howat, 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
23 mm (Outside Diameter), 4.512 g (Weight)
KM#Pn8 Hocking 3962 but milled edge
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900., 132 Pages
[Book] Hocking, William J. 1906. Catalogue of the Coins, Tokens, Medals, Dies and Seals in the Museum of the Royal Mint., 305-307 Pages