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Coin - 50 Cents, Canada, 1870 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 7654

50 Cents, Issued by Canada, 1870
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 29 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.593 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, The Royal Mint, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, Leonard Charles Wyon, Engraver (1826-1891), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Canada
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1870 AD
Denomination: 50 Cents
Obverse Description: Head of the Queen facing left wearing a coronet; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA; below, CANADA; artist's initials, L.C.W., on neck truncation
Reverse Description: At centre within a sweet maple wreath in three lines, 50 CENTS 1870; above, a crown
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Canada, 1870
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1870
Artist: Leonard Wyon - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain
References: KM#6
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006, 132 Pages
  2. [Book], Mr William Hocking - Royal Mint, London Operative, Catalogue of the Coins, Tokens, Medals, Dies and Seals in the Museum of the Royal Mint, London, 1906, 305-307 Pages

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