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Coin - Farthing, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1876 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1401

Bronze coin; Denomination: Farthing
Heaton & Son Mint, Birmingham (mint mark: H)
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)

A farthing is a quarter penny. This coin was current in all Australian colonies.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 20 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.780 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Heaton & Sons Mint, Birmingham, England, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), William Wyon, Medallist & Engraver (1795-1851), William Wyon, Medallist (1795-1851), Alfred Chitty Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1876 AD
Denomination: Farthing
Obverse Description: Bust of Queen Victoria facing left wearing bodice and a mantle decorated with rose, thistle and shamrock; in her hair a wreath of leaves and berries tied at back with ribbon, her hair drawn to a plaited bun behind, she wears a circular broach; around, VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
Reverse Description: Britannia seated facing right on a rock wearing a helmet and breastplate with flowing dress; she holds a trident and rests her right hand on a shield which bears the combined crosses of the Union Flag; at right a ship sailing away; at left, a lighthouse; around, FARTHING; in exergue, 1876; below date the mint mark, H
Edge Description: plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, England, Great Britain, 1876
Mint: Heaton & Sons (Mint), Birmingham, England, Great Britain, 1876
Artist: William Wyon - Royal Mint, London
  1. [Book], C. Peck - British Museum Coins and Medals, English Copper, Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum, London, 1970, Peck 1894 Pages
  2. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3959 Pages

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