Proof 3 Halfpence, Issued by, Jamaica, 1862
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Head of the Queen with plain band an fillet around hair; around, VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F:D:
Within an oak wreath the denomination, 1 1/2; above, crown; below, 1862
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.
This coin was exhibited at the Melbourne International Exhibitions 1880 & 1888 by the Melbourne Mint
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 11 Jan 1978
Type of item
12 mm (Outside Diameter), 0.71 g (Weight)
Prid.62A KM#728 (Great Britain)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.