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Proof Coin - 1/2 Cent, Straits Settlements, 1872 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 13949

Proof 1/2 Cent, Issued by Straits Settlements, Malaysia, Penang, Malacca, Singapore, 1872
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
This coin was supplied by the Royal Mint, London to the Melbourne Mint for their display at the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition and was retained and shown again at the 1888 Centennial International Exhibition.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 4.643 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, exhibitions melbourne international centennial 1888-1889, british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Malaysia
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Straits Settlements
DateEra: 1872 AD
Denomination: 1/2 Cent
Obverse Description: Head of the Queen wearing coronet facing left; around, VICTORIA QUEEN
Reverse Description: At centre within a circle of beads, 1/2; around, STRAITS SETTLEMENTS HALF CENT 1872
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Straits Settlements (Malaysia), 1872
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1872
References: KM#8
Pridmore 192
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006
  2. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, Coins and Coinages of the Straits Settlements and British Malaya 1786 to 1951, Government Printing Office, Singapore, Singapore, 1955

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