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Proof Coin - 1/48 Shilling, Jersey, Channel Islands, 1877 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 13827

Proof 1/48 Shilling, Issued by Jersey, 1877
Minted by Royal Mint, London
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: 20 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.810 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: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Leonard Charles Wyon, Engraver (1826-1891), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain - Jersey
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
DateEra: 1877 AD
Denomination: 1/48 Shilling
Obverse Description: Head of the Queen facing left wearing coronet ornamented with oak leaves; around, VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F:D:; below, a star
Reverse Description: Plain Heater-shaped shield charged with three lions, passant guardant in pale (ie. walking to left with heads facing viewer arranged beneath one another) dividing the date 1877; around, STATES OF JERSEY ONE 48TH OF A SHILLING.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Jersey, 1877
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1877
Artist: Leonard Wyon - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1866
References: Pridmore 54B
  1. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 3, West Indies, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1965, 43 - 59 Pages
  2. [Book], Jerome Remick, British Commonwealth Coins, Regency Coin and Stamp Co. Ltd., Winnipeg, 1971, 424 - 428 Pages
  3. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006

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