Proof 1/4 Cent, Issued by Straits Settlements, Malaysia, Penang, Malacca, Singapore, 1872
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Head of the Queen wearing coronet facing left; around, VICTORIA QUEEN
At centre within a circle of beads, 1/4; around, STRAITS SETTLEMENTS QUARTER CENT 1872
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), 15/3/1976
Type of item
17 mm (Outside Diameter), 2.311 g (Weight)
KM#7 Pridmore 198 but edge plain
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.
[Book] Pridmore, Fred. 1955. Coins and Coinages of the Straits Settlements and British Malaya 1786 to 1951.