Proof 5 Cents, Issued by, Canada, 1875
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Sometimes considered a pattern, in 1875 the 5 cent circulation coins were all struck with the H mint mark, for Heaton & Sons, Birmingham.
Laureate head of the Queen facing left; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA; below, CANADA
At centre within a sweet maple wreath in three lines, 5 CENTS 1875; above, a crown
This coin was supplied to the Melbourne Mint for inclusion in its display at the 1880 International Exhibition. After the Exhibition closed it was retained and was used again for the 1888 Centennial International Exhibition.
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
15 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.191 g (Weight)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900., 132 Pages
[Book] Hocking, William J. 1906. Catalogue of the Coins, Tokens, Medals, Dies and Seals in the Museum of the Royal Mint., 305-307 Pages