Proof 20 Cents, Issued by, Canada, 1871
Minted by Royal Mint, London

Other details: Sometimes considered a pattern as the 25 cents denomination had been introduced in 1870, the 20 cent coin was released for circulation only in 1858.

Obverse Description

Laureate head of the Queen facing left; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA; below, CANADA

Reverse Description

At centre within a sweet maple wreath in three lines, 20 CENTS 1871; above, a crown

Edge Description



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.

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