Proof 50 Cents, Issued by, Canada, 1870
Minted by Royal Mint, London

Obverse Description

Head of the Queen facing left wearing a coronet; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA; below, CANADA; artist's initials, L.C.W. on neck truncation

Reverse Description

At centre within a sweet maple wreath in three lines, 50 CENTS 1870; above, a crown

Edge Description



This coin was supplied to the Melbourne Mint for inclusion in its display at the 1880 International Exhibition. After the Exhibition closed it was retained and was used again for the 1888 Centennial International Exhibition.

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