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Coin - Farthing, Jamaica, 1893 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 13704

Farthing, Issued by Jamaica, 1893
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
From 1834 Imperial silver coins in the denominations of shilling, 6 pence, 3 pence and 3 halfpence were supplied to Jamaica. Copper and bronze coins were unpopular so in 1868 the Governor proposed a coinage in nickel, pence and 1/2 pence were authorised by an Order in Council of 11 November 1869, farthings by a local law in 1880. The coins are actually struck in an alloy of 80% copper and 20% nickel.

This coin is part of a date set collected by Alfred Chitty in Australia, most coins show circulation wear.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 20 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.717 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british commonwealth 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: Jamaica
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1893 AD
Denomination: Farthing
Obverse Description: Within a beaded circle, a diademed head of the Queen facing left; around, VICTORIA QUEEN; below between two roses, 1893
Reverse Description: Within a beaded circle a shield bearing the arms and crest of the colony, around below on scroll INDUS UTERQUE SERVIET UNI; around, JAMAICA FARTHING
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper-Nickel
Issued By: Jamaica, 1893
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1893
Artist: Leonard Wyon - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1869
References: KM#15
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006

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