3 Halfpence, Issued by, Jamaica, 1842
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Head of the Queen facing left with plain band and fillet around hair; around, VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F:D:
Within an oak wreath the denomination, 1 1/2; above, crown; below, 1842
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.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
12 mm (Outside Diameter), 0.69 g (Weight)
KM#728 (Great Britain)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.