Copper coin; Denomination: Halfpenny
Royal Mint, London
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
These coins were also current in the Colony of Victoria.
Head of the Queen facing left, hair bound in double fillet gathered behind in a knot from which a loose curl; on neck truncation incuse, W.W. (for William Wyon, who designed and engraved the dies); around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA; below, 1854
Britannia seated facing right on a rock holding a trident and resting her right hand on an oval shield which bears the three crosses of the Union Flag; around, BRITANNIAR: REG: FID: DEF:; in exergue, a rose, thistle and shamrock combined.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Mr Alfred Chitty, 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
29 mm (Outside Diameter), 9.382 g (Weight)
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