3 Halfpence, Issued by, Jamaica, 1838
Minted by Royal Mint, London

Obverse Description

Head of the Queen facing left with plain band and fillet around hair; around, VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F:D:

Reverse Description

Within an oak wreath the denomination, 1 1/2; above, crown; below, 1838

Edge Description



Small parcels to the value of 25 pounds worth of 1 1/2 penny pieces were issued by the Royal Mint, London to private persons for use in various colonies including Jamaica. No record was kept of the ultimate destination of any particular parcel. As well as Jamaica these coins were also used in the West Indies, Ceylon, Mauritius, Sierra Leone and other colonies.

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