Proof 50 Cents, Issued by, Canada, 1870
Minted by Royal Mint, London

Obverse Description

Head of the Queen facing left wearing a coronet; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA; below, CANADA; artist's initials, L.C.W., on neck truncation

Reverse Description

At centre within a sweet maple wreath in three lines, 50 CENTS 1870; above, a crown

Edge Description



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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