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Proof Coin - 5 Cents, Canada, 1875 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 12767

Summary:
Proof 5 Cents, Issued by, Canada, 1875
Minted by Royal Mint, London

Sometimes considered a pattern, in 1875 the 5 cent circulation coins were all struck with the H mint mark, for Heaton & Sons, Birmingham.
Statement Of Significance:
This coin was supplied to the Melbourne Mint for inclusion in its display at the 1880 International Exhibition. After the Exhibition closed it was retained and was used again for the 1888 Centennial International Exhibition.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 15 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.191 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, Leonard Charles Wyon, Engraver (1826-1891), 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 1875; above, a crown
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Canada, 1875
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1875
Artist: Leonard Wyon - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain
References: KM#Pn9
Bibliography:
  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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