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Coin - Halfpenny, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1860 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1325

Summary:
Bronze coin; Denomination: Halfpenny
Royal Mint, London
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 27 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.410 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Alfred Chitty Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1860 AD
Denomination: Halfpenny
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, HALF PENNY; in exergue, 1860
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, England, Great Britain, 1860
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], C. Peck - British Museum Coins and Medals, English Copper, Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum, London, 1970, cf. Peck 1750 Pages
  2. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3956 Pages

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