Proof 2 Dollars, Issued by, Newfoundland, Canada, 1872
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Laureate head of the Queen, with plait of hair falling below the ear, facing left; around below, . NEWFOUNDLAND; around above, VICTORIA D: G: REG:
At centre within beaded circle, 2 / DOLLARS / 1872 around above, TWO HUNDRED CENTS; around below, ONE HUNDRED PENCE
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.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Dr William Howat, 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
18 mm (Outside Diameter), 3.291 g (Weight)
KM#5 W.K. Cross, 'Canadian Coins', The Charlton Press, Toronto, 2005, p185
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.
[Book] Hocking, William J. 1906. Catalogue of the Coins, Tokens, Medals, Dies and Seals in the Museum of the Royal Mint., 311-2 Pages