Silver coin; Denomination: Halfcrown
Royal Mint, London
Queen Victoria (1837-1901).
A halfcrown is a 2 shillings and 6 pence coin
Head of the Queen facing left, ribbon in hair; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA; below, 1879
Within an open laurel wreath, crowned shield quartered with arms of England (1 and 4); Scotland (2) and Ireland (3); around BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:; below, a rose, thistle and shamrock united.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
32 mm (Outside Diameter), 14.068 g (Weight)
[Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
[Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3889 Pages