Proof 25 Cents, Issued by, Canada, 1889
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Head of the Queen facing left wearing coronet; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA; below, CANADA; artist's initials, L.C.W., on neck truncation
At centre within a sweet maple wreath in three lines, 25 CENTS 1889; above, a crown
May have been exhibited at the 1888 Melbourne International Exhibition by the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint, A set of coins was specifically acquired for that purposeit may have been that there was an 1888 25 cent coin which was sold in 1889 by mistake and this piece retained.
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
23 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.797 g (Weight)
KM#5 but proof
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.