Proof 1/2 Cent, Issued by Straits Settlements, Malaysia, Penang, Malacca, Singapore, 1872
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Head of the Queen wearing coronet facing left; around, VICTORIA QUEEN
At centre within a circle of beads, 1/2; around, STRAITS SETTLEMENTS HALF CENT 1872
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), 15/3/1976
Type of item
23 (Outside Diameter), 4.678 g (Weight)
KM#8 Pridmore 192
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.
[Book] Pridmore, Fred. 1955. Coins and Coinages of the Straits Settlements and British Malaya 1786 to 1951.