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Coin - Penny, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1876 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 29118

Summary:
Proof bronze coin; Denomination: Penny
Heaton Mint, Birmingham
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Robert Edwards - Museum of Victoria, 1989
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.506 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: penny, queen victoria, great britain, 1877
Themes this item is part of: Heaton & Sons Mint, Birmingham, England, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1876 AD
Denomination: Penny
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, ONE PENNY; in exergue, 1876, below, the mint mark H.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, England, Great Britain, 1876
Mint: Heaton & Sons (Mint), Birmginham, England, Great Britain
Artist: Thomas Brock - Royal Mint, London
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], C. Peck - British Museum Coins and Medals, English Copper, Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum, London, 1970, Peck 1708 Pages
  2. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3955 Pages

Comments

Antonio Fisk Posted on 21 Feb 2014 12:52 AM
I have been informed that the 1876 Victoria bonze penny issue were all minted at Heaton's, and had the letter H or I I unbarred, below the date in the exergue.
I have an example with no H, and although only approaching fine conditions, it has no problems such as cleaning or impact.
I have macro and HQ, photographs of the coin, if it is of any interest.

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