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Proof Coin - Sixpence, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1880 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4676

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

This coin was part of the Melbourne Mint's exhibit at the 1880 and 1888 Melbourne International Exhibitions as part of an 1880 proof set, Sovereign to farthing.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.818 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: victoria dl gratia 1871
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: 1880 AD
Denomination: Sixpence
Obverse Description: Head of the Queen facing left, ribbon in hair; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
Reverse Description: Within an open wreath of laurel and oak leaves below a crown in two lines, SIX / PENCE; below, 1880
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
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3912 Pages

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