Proof 1/3 Farthing, Issued by Malta, 1878
Minted by Royal Mint, London

Obverse Description

Laureate head of the queen with plain bands forming bow at back facing left; around, VICTORIA D. G. BRITT. REG. F. D.

Reverse Description

Within an oak wreath and below the royal crown, ONE THIRD / FARTHING / 1878

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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