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
This coin was supplied by the Royal Mint, London to the Melbourne Mint for their display at the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition and was retained and shown again at the 1888 Centennial International Exhibition.
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 11 Jan 1978
Type of item
16 mm (Outside Diameter), 0.961 g (Weight)
Pridmore 9A KM#750 (under Great Britain)
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