Proof 1/2 Cent, Issued by Straits Settlements, Malaysia, Penang, Malacca, Singapore, 1874
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Head of the Queen wearing coronet facing left; around, VICTORIA QUEEN
At centre within a circle of beads, 1/2; around, STRAITS SETTLEMENTS HALF CENT 1874
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
23 mm (Outside Diameter), 4.663 g (Weight)
KM#8 Pridmore 193
[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.