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Coin - 1/3 Farthing, Malta, 1902 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 14130

Summary:
1/3 Farthing, Issued by Malta, 1902
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
The uncrowned head of Edward VII is unusual on coins struck for colonial circulation, other than those for India this is the only case.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 16 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 0.934 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: HRH Edward VII (1841-1910), Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, The Royal Mint, George William De Saulles, Medallist (1862-1903), George William de Saulles, Sculptor, Designer & Engraver (1862-1903), Early History of London Mints, to 1300, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Malta
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1902 AD
Denomination: 1/3 Farthing
Obverse Description: Bare head of the king facing right; around, EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:; the artist's initials DES below neck
Reverse Description: Within an oak wreath and below the Imperial crown, ONE THIRD / FARTHING / 1902
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Malta, 1902
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1902
Artist: George de Saulles - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1902
Person Depicted: King Edward VII, Great Britain, 1902
References: Pridmore 14
KM#791 (under Great Britain)
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations Part 1, European Territories, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1960
  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, 253-254 Pages
  3. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009, 960 Pages

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