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Proof Coin - 5 Cents, Canada, 1875 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 7639

Proof 5 Cents, Issued by, Canada, 1875 H
Minted by Heaton & Sons, Birmingham, England
Statement Of Significance:
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.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 18 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.151 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: exhibitions sydney international 1879-1880, british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Heaton & Sons Mint, Birmingham, England, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Canada
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
DateEra: 1875 AD
Denomination: 5 Cents
Obverse Description: Laureate head of the Queen facing left; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA; below, CANADA
Reverse Description: At centre within a sweet maple wreath in three lines, 5 CENTS 1870; above, a crown; below wreath, the mint mark H
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Canada, 1875
Mint: Heaton & Sons (Mint), Great Britain, 1875
References: KM#2 but proof
  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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