Proof 1/26 Shilling, Issued by Jersey, 1871
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Head of the Queen facing left wearing coronet ornamented with oak leaves; around, VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F:D:; below, 1871
Square ornamented shield charged with three leopards, passant guardant in pale (ie. walking to left with heads facing viewer arranged beneath one another); around, STATES OF JERSEY ONE TWENTY-SIXTH OF A SHILLING
Dr. Howat acquired this coin at the closure of the Sydney Mint in 1926. It had formed part of the Mint's exhibit at the 1879-80 Sydney International Exhibition being provided to the Mint by the Royal Mint, London for that purpose.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
24.3 (Outside Diameter), 4.682 g (Weight)
Pridmore 33A KM#4
[Book] Pridmore, Fred. 1965. The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 3, West Indies., 43 - 59 Pages
[Book] Remick, Jerome. 1971. British Commonwealth Coins., 424 - 428 Pages
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.