Proof 50 Cents, Issued by, Newfoundland, Canada, 1874
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 DEI GRATIA REGINA
At centre within beaded circle, 50 / CENTS / 1874; around, an ornamental border of interlinking curves
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
30 mm (Outside Diameter), 11.676 g (Weight)
[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