Proof 1/48 Shilling, Issued by Jersey, 1877
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Head of the Queen facing left wearing coronet ornamented with oak leaves; around, VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F:D:; below, a star
Plain Heater-shaped shield charged with three lions, passant guardant in pale (ie. walking to left with heads facing viewer arranged beneath one another) dividing the date 1877; around, STATES OF JERSEY ONE 48TH OF A SHILLING.
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
20 mm (Outside Diameter), 2.81 g (Weight)
Pridmore 54B KM#6
[Book] Pridmore, Fred. 1965. The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 3, West Indies., 43 - 59 Pages
[Book] Remick, Jerome. 1971. British Commonwealth Coins., 424 - 428 Pages
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.