Summary

Proof 1 Cent, Issued by, Canada, 1859
Minted by Royal Mint, London

Obverse Description

Within a beaded circle, laureate head of the Queen facing left; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA; below, CANADA

Reverse Description

At centre within a beaded circle in three lines, ONE CENT 1859; around, a serpentine sweet maple wreath

Edge Description

Plain

Significance

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.

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