Proof Coin - Groat, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1857 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1116

Proof silver coin; Denomination: Groat
Royal Mint, London
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)

A groat is a 4 pence coin. The circulation groat with Britannia on the reverse was struck for Queen Victoria between 1838 and 1855. It was discontinued in 1856 but remained current until 1887. This proof was part of the Sydney Mint's exhibit at the 1879 Sydney International Exhibition. It formed part of the Sydney Mint collection until sold to Dr. Howat at the closure of theat mint in 1926. He donated it to this collection in 1926 on his return from New South Wales.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 16 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.903 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), William Wyon, Medallist & Engraver (1795-1851), Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, William Wyon, Medallist (1795-1851), The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: proof
DateEra: 1857 AD
Denomination: Groat
Obverse Description: Head of the Queen wearing ribbon in hair facing left; around, VICTORIA D G BRITANNIAR REGINA F D
Reverse Description: Britannia, draped and wearing helmet, seated facing right holding trident and resting right hand on an oval shield which bears the crosses of the Union flag; around, FOUR PENCE ;in exergue, 1857
Edge Description: milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Artist: William Wyon - Royal Mint, London
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3913 Pages

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