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Coin - 3 Halfpence, Jamaica, 1839 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 48135

Summary:
3 Halfpence, Issued by, Jamaica, 1839
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
Small parcels to the value of 25 pounds worth of 1 1/2 penny pieces were issued by the Royal Mint, London to private persons for use in various colonies including Jamaica. No record was kept of the ultimate destination of any particular parcel. As well as Jamaica these coins were also used in the West Indies, Ceylon, Mauritius, Sierra Leone and other colonies.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 12 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 0.70 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1839 AD
Denomination: 3 Halfpence
Obverse Description: Head of the Queen facing left with plain band an fillet around hair; around, VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F:D:
Reverse Description: Within an oak wreath the denomination, 1 1/2; above, crown; below, 1839
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Jamaica, 1839

Struck for use in Ceylon & Jamaica.
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1839
References: KM#728 (Great Britain)
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006

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