Proof silver coin; Denomination: Halfcrown
Royal Mint, London
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)

This proof was part of the Melbourne Mint's exhibit at the 1880 and 1888 Melbourne International Exhibitions as part of an 1879 proof set, halfcrown to farthing.

Obverse Description

Head of the Queen facing left, ribbon in hair; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA; below, 1879

Reverse Description

Within an open laurel wreath, crowned shield quartered with arms of England (1 and 4); Scotland (2) and Ireland (3); around BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:; below, a rose, thistle and shamrock united.

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