Proof 1/3 Farthing, Issued by Malta, 1878
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Laureate head of the queen with plain bands forming bow at back facing left; around, VICTORIA D. G. BRITT. REG. F. D.
Within an oak wreath and below the royal crown, ONE THIRD / FARTHING / 1878
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 Mar 1976
Type of item
16 mm (Outside Diameter), 0.926 g (Weight)
Pridmore 9A KM#750 (under Great Britain)
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