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Proof Coin - 1/3 Farthing, Malta, 1844 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 14124

Summary:
Proof 1/3 Farthing, Issued by Malta, 1835
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
The reverse legend contains RE instead of REG, although apparently an error, this is the more common form
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 16 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.573 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins, 1913australia half penny
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, The Royal Mint, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, William Wyon, Medallist (1795-1851), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Malta
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
DateEra: 1844 AD
Denomination: 1/3 Farthing
Obverse Description: Bare head of the queen with plain bands in her hair facing left; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA + 1844 +
Reverse Description: Britannia helmeted, seated on shield, facing right holding a trident in her left hand; around, BRITANNIAR: RE FID: DEF:; in exergue, a rose, thistle and shamrock united
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Malta, 1844
Mint: Royal Mint, London, 1844
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1844
Artist: William Wyon - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1837
References: Pridmore 4A
KM#743 (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, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006, 482 Pages

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