Coin - Penny, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1899 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1319

Bronze coin; Denomination: Penny
Royal Mint, London
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)

The Veiled head obverse was introduced on the gold and silver issues to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1893. It was introduced on the bronze Denominations in 1895 and remained in use until the death of the Queen in 1901.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.355 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: valeur de cette pi ce
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, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1899 AD
Denomination: Penny
Obverse Description: Crowned bust of the Queen facing left wearing veil over back of crown, ribbon and star of the Garter, pearl necklet and pendant; around, VICTORIA DEI GRA BRITT REGINA FID DEF IND IMP; in field below bust the artist's initials, T.B. (Thomas Brock)
Reverse Description: Britannia seated facing right on a rock wearing a helmet and flowing robes; she holds a trident and rests her right hand on a shield which bears the combined crosses of the Union Flag; around, ONE PENNY; in exergue, 1899
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Artist: Thomas Brock - 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 1945 Pages
  2. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3961 Pages


Jennifer Doolan Posted on 04 Nov 2013 3:44 PM
Mum who is 85 this year (2013)has one of these coins. Mum said a relation sat and modelled for the reverse of the coin back then then. The coin would have been kept for that reason.
Micheal Posted on 20 Mar 2014 11:55 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Victoria by the Grace of God, Queen of the British territories, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India

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